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|Center for Interdisciplinary Community-Based Research on Poverty, the Arts and Education, and Philanthropy||
CIRPA is being organized to engage in a robust program of interdisciplinary multi-level research to identify effective, community-based interventions to reduce child and family poverty, expand opportunities in general education and music education and the arts, build sustainable pathways to employment, and improve quality-of-life outcomes for children, youth, and families living in poverty.
Read about CIRPA's envisioned inaugural community-based research and philanthropy projects (currently in planning stages):
Research Projects -
Join with our efforts to promote pathways to a more prosperous, joyous, and equitable world.
Building an integrated, evidence-based
community and child/family intervention model to alleviate poverty and promote improved health, educational, and economic outcomes for
The current CIRPA website presents a conceptual framework for the educational/music education research and philanthropic work described on this site. Since decisions still are being made regarding CIRPA's organizational structure, this informal organizational entity (i.e., CIRPA) currently is neither soliciting nor accepting funding or donations at this time.
The CIRPA website is under development. Pages to which hyperlinks connect are under preparation. Hyperlinks will become functional at a later date. Photos on current pages of the CIRPA website are for illustrative purposes only and are not specific to CIRPA's envisioned work. Since CIRPA currently is in initial, organizational stages, no archival photos exist at this time.
Please continue to check back for periodic updates. Thank you for your interest in CIRPA.
Tommy S. Johnson, Blueprint Jazz Band, Lawrence, Kansas, 2011; Photo by Brian Byers
"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
- Anne Frank