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This report marks over 25 years of innovative applied research and the effects of those efforts in society. Founded in 1994, the Center for Social Development continues to generate pathbreaking innovations that broaden opportunity, especially for the marginalized. The report also looks ahead, discussing emerging engagements and potential lines for new inquiry.

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Research Report

Original Citation

Center for Social Development. (2021). In the community: Over 25 years of inquiry, innovation, and impact (CSD Report No. 20-01). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.


ADD; “African Americans and the Vote”; American Dream Policy Demonstration; applied research; Asset building; Assets and the Poor; at-birth start; automatic enrollment; automatic initial deposit; automatic progressive subsidy; CDA; centralized savings plan; Child Development Accounts; civic engagement; civic service; climate change; “Climate Change: Vulnerability, Adaptation, and Social Justice”; Collaboration on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America; CRISMA; electoral participation; election protection training; Environment and Social Development initiative; environmental change; Segregation; Housing Policy; Financial Capability and Asset Building; FCAB; Ferguson Commission; Vulnerable Households; financial inclusion; financial knowledge; financial skill; financial social work; Grand Challenges for Social Work; HomeGrown StL; IDAs; Imprisonment; Individual Development Accounts; Inequality; International Consortium for Social Development; International service; investment growth potential; John Lewis “Good Trouble” Voter Awareness March; Keystone Scholars; land acknowledgment; means-tested public benefit exclusions; Meadowlark Program; Meadowlark Scholarship Program; Michael Sherraden; Native land; Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan; Oklahoma State Treasurer; “People and Climate Change: Vulnerability, Adaptation, Social Justice”; prisoner reentry; prison reform; “Race at the Forefront”; Race and Opportunity Lab; Racism; Restricted withdrawals; Saving for Education, Entrepreneurship, and Downpayment; Savings for Every Child program; SEED for Oklahoma Kids; SEED OK; Smart Decarceration Initiative; social-emotional development; social justice; policing; St. Louis, Missouri; Taiwan; targeted investment options; United Nations Sustainable Development Goals; universal eligibility; volunteering; Voter Access and Engagement; voting; voter suppression; “Will I Be Able to Cast My Ballot”; “Working and Living in the Shadow of Economic Fragility”; YouthSave;