The Urban Institute

Social policy research and some advocacy for vulnerable populations.

National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP)

Columbia University’s work on preventing child poverty in the United States and that improve the lives of low-income children and families in the United States. A focus on its own backyard could help.

Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (MDRC)

A social policy research organization dedicated to learning what works to improve the well-being of low-income people.

Poverty and Race Research Action Council (PRRAC)

Generates, gathers, and disseminates information regarding the relationship between race and poverty, and promotes the development and implementation of policies and practices that alleviate conditions caused by the interaction of race and poverty.

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