Community Partners

Community partners of the Institute for Social and Community Development give students and faculty the opportunity to conduct research and provide consultation. Reports provided for community partners are used by agencies to better understand problems and issues, improve policies, and assist in securing new resources.

2014-15:

Abilene-Taylor County Public Health Department, Abilene, Texas

Big Country Area Health Education Center, Abilene, Texas

Children’s Home of Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas

Christian Child and Family Services Association, Cullman, Alabama

City Square, Dallas, Texas

Communities in Schools of West Texas, Abilene, Texas

Hispanic Leadership Council, Abilene, Texas

Office of Neighborhood Services, City of Abilene, Abilene, Texas

REACH for a Difference, Abilene, Texas

Region 14 Educational Service Center, Abilene, Texas

2013-14:

Big Country Area Health Education Center, Abilene, Texas

City Square, Dallas, Texas

Communities in Schools of West Texas, Abilene, Texas

Region 14 Educational Service Center, Abilene, Texas

2012-2013:

Big Country Area Health Education Center, Abilene, Texas

City Square, Dallas, Texas

Communities in Schools, Abilene, Texas

Connecting Caring Communities, Abilene, Texas

Eternal Threads, Abilene, Texas

Global Samaritan Resources, Abilene, Texas

Presbyterian Medical Care Mission, Abilene, Texas

2011-2012:

Abilene Independent School District, Abilene, Texas

City Square, Dallas, Texas

Communities in Schools, Abilene, Texas

Eternal Threads, Abilene, Texas

Hendrick Medical Center, Abilene, Texas

REACH for a Difference, Abilene, Texas

Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas

Previous Years:

Abilene Housing Authority

  • Graduate Project: Asset-Based Community Development to Study Refugee Well-being in Public Housing Communities
  • Graduate Project: Barriers to Refugees’ Assimilation in West Texas: A Semi-Ethnographic Study 


CenterPeace, Abilene, Texas

  • Graduate Project: Client Perspective and Therapeutic Approaches to Same Sex Attraction


City of Abilene, Abilene, Texas

  • Report: Analysis of Impediments to Fair and Affordable Housing in Abilene, Texas (October 2010)
  • Report: Assessment of Public Priorities for the 2011-2014 Consolidated Plan (June 2010)
  • Graduate Project: Fair Housing: Developing a Community Model for Assessing Discrimination and Affordability (2010)
Annual Reports (PDFs)