The Community Equity Research Center (CERC) at Stanislaus State
is a hub for participatory action research supporting equity,
inclusion, and the development of knowledge in the pursuit of
social justice in the Central Valley.
What We Do
We partner with residents to conduct research that addresses
local issues with creative, inclusive, and multidisciplinary
solutions to develop policy initiatives to address structural
What We Value
We value actions to promote a society where collective voice
and participation are broadly shared among those who experience
inequities in their community.
We value the experiences and expertise of historically
disadvantaged and underrepresented groups living in the Central
We value the ability of community members as partners to
elevate pressing community issues and conduct research that
promotes constructive actions.
We value and recognize that community members from historically
underserved and underrepresented groups need to have their
expertise, knowledge, and networks elevated.
Participatory Action Research
We value participatory action research to understand and
address problems within the Central Valley.