Casey and NORC Tap Three Scholars of Color for Research Awards

Posted March 2, 2017, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

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With funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, NORC at the University of Chicago has selected three researchers of color to receive $10,000 each. The winning scholars, who are all in the early stages of their career, will utilize Making Connections data sets to advance knowledge related to low-income families, their children and communities.

The award recipients and their winning research proposals are:

  • Henry Gonzales of Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona
    “Creciendo en mi barrio: Understanding the role of neighborhood quality in the well-being of children in Latino families”
  • Zoelene Valenzuela Hill of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina
    “Profiles of parents who are (dis)connected to early education services”
  • Erika Niwa of Brooklyn College in New York, New York
    “The spaces between: A longitudinal examination of parents' perceptions of neighborhood cohesion and child well-being”

These awards were made possible thanks to the Foundation’s Emerging Scholars Initiative, which is part of its Expanding the Bench® initiative and aims to offer researchers and evaluators of color opportunities to conduct a secondary analysis using a Casey-supported data set.

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