Center for Social Policy

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

For the Media

Resources for Journalists

Center for Social Policy Overview

Fact Sheet: Reshaping Poverty Policy for and with Families and Communities (rev. 8/12)

Sponsors and Partners in Research and Evaluation (DOC)
includes list of philanthropic foundations, government agencies, nonprofits, community and university partners

VIDEO: We the People 
CSP works to reshape poverty policy and engages families living in poverty to inform its research and recommendations

Center Description

Since its inception in 1992, the Center for Social Policy has provided expertise on policies and practices that aim to reduce or eliminate social and economic inequities. CSP researchers, evaluators, and policy analysts make critical assessments of low-wage jobs, barriers to housing affordability, unequal distribution of resources, and the impact of these patterns on families, communities, and society as a whole. With a commitment to excellence, equity, integrity, and participation, CSP looks closely at the root causes of poverty in order to inform fundamental changes in policy design and service delivery.

Recent Press Releases

Commissioned Research Informs Eos Foundation’s Forthcoming Anti-hunger Initiative (October 22, 2012)

Center for Social Policy Celebrates 20th Anniversary  (June 29, 2012)

Media Experts

Economics

Randy Albelda, PhD, Senior Fellow, Center for Social Policy
Professor, Economics Department
Telephone: 617.287.6963; Email: randy.albelda@umb.edu

Françoise Carré, PhD, Research Director
Telephone: 617.287.5516; Email: francoise.carre@umb.edu

Employment

Françoise Carré, PhD, Research Director
Telephone: 617.287.5516; Email: francoise.carre@umb.edu

Homelessness

Donna Haig Friedman, PhD, Director
Research Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.5565; Email: donna.friedman@umb.edu

Poverty Policy

Donna Haig Friedman, PhD, Director
Research Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.5565; Email: donna.friedman@umb.edu

Social Policy

Donna Haig Friedman, PhD, Director
Research Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.5565; Email: donna.friedman@umb.edu

Women's Economic Equality

Randy Albelda, PhD, Senior Fellow, Center for Social Policy
Professor, Economics Department
Telephone: 617.287.6963; Email: randy.albelda@umb.edu