Center on Culture, Race & Equity

Our Work

CCRE’s professional development approach builds and coordinates the capacity of communities to support children and families through the collaborative development of culturally responsive strength-and evidence-based systems, programs, and practices.  Our research portfolio seeks to bridge the gaps between research, practice, and policy, and to support the implementation of strengths- and evidence-based approaches in a variety of settings. Below are some examples of our work.

  • DC Public Schools: In 2015, CCRE began partnering with the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) to support the achievement of African American boys. Learn More
  • NYC Pre-K Leadership Study: Bank Street was one of eight New York City colleges/universities that were funded by the Foundation for Child Development from 2016 to 18 to explore the city’s early childhood workforce. Learn More
  • All Hands In Professional Development: Aims to deepen practitioners’ understandings of culturally responsive, progressive, and sustainable practices to improve educational outcomes for children in the South Bronx. Learn More
  • Ministry of Education in Liberia: From 2010 to 2018, CCRE designed and implemented an early childhood professional development framework to support the Ministry of Education in Liberia. Learn More
  • Exclusionary Practices in Preschool: This 2016–17 study examines the causes and impact of expulsion and suspension on young children in New York City. Learn More