Community First Research Center for Wellbeing & Creative Achievement (CREW)
To empower Mississippi communities to create and use evidence and the arts to improve all aspects of community wellbeing using CBPR best practices and leveraging institutional resources and expertise.
“Communities” for the purposes of this work is defined very broadly and can include, but is not limited to, county, city, municipal agencies, local and state non-profits, groups of citizens.
Our vision is to foster resilient communities in Mississippi. To help build communities that can withstand the stresses of natural, economic, and social disasters, by addressing social, educational, and economic inequalities.
We hope to become a go-to resource for communities in Mississippi to create, learn about, access, analyze, and apply knowledge and data to improve community quality of life.