Center for Community Research and Engagement

About Us

The Center for Community Research and Engagement (CCRE) (formerly the Center for Family, Work and Community) was begun by UMass Lowell in 1994 to carry out research and action aimed at improving higher education engagement with diverse families, organizations and communities. Over the last decade, we have raised over $15 million in funding from federal, state and foundation sources. In addition to fund raising, our Center has played a central role in facilitating partnership development and problem solving; have facilitated efforts by schools, police departments, health agencies, nonprofit coalitions and planning offices.