Building Capacity - Creating Opportunities - Overcoming Barriers - Inspiring Action

The University-Community Empowerment Center at Western Michigan University is a research, consultation, and training center that collaborates with individuals, groups and organizations to empower communities to reduce poverty.

Employing research, evaluation, policy analysis, consultation, training and advocacy, the overall goal of the center is to empower distressed communities by assisting them in creating social and economic opportunities through the engagement of community residents, service providers and other stakeholders in collaborative action to reduce poverty.

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