Dear CAARP Community,

We are thrilled to extend a warm welcome as we embark on a transformative journey with our updated constitution and a reinvigorated research agenda. At Center for African American Research & Policy (CAARP), we believe in the power of pioneering innovative solutions, rigorous scholarship, impactful research, and the promotion of promising practices to dismantle systemic barriers and drive meaningful societal change.

Our Renewed Constitution:

Our constitution serves as the compass guiding us towards a future where equity, innovation, impact, and excellence intersect. Rooted in the commitment to foster collaboration and disseminate knowledge, our constitution reflects our unwavering dedication to building a more inclusive and impactful research community.

Pioneering Innovative Solutions:

Innovation is at the core of our identity. We are not just researchers; we are trailblazers. Through cutting-edge methodologies and groundbreaking ideas, we are on a mission to challenge the status quo and pioneer solutions that address the systemic barriers facing our society as African Americans

Rigorous Scholarship:

The pursuit of knowledge is the cornerstone of our existence. Our dedication to rigorous scholarship and effective practice ensures that our research stands as a testament to intellectual excellence. We delve deep into the complexities of societal challenges, armed with a commitment to uncovering truths that lead to informed and transformative action.

Impactful Research:

Our research is not confined to academic realms; it is a force for change. We strive for research that resonates beyond the pages of journals, making a tangible impact on communities, policies, and lives. Every project is a step towards a more equitable and just world.

Promotion of Promising Practices:

Excellence is not just a goal; it is a habit. Through the relentless promotion of promising practices, we ensure that our work is characterized by integrity, ethical conduct, and a commitment to the highest standards. We set the benchmark for research centers around the globe.

A Dedicated Research Hub:

Our hub is more than a physical space; it is a collaborative ecosystem where diverse minds converge. Here, ideas flourish, collaborations blossom, and knowledge are shared. It is the heartbeat of our collective pursuit of societal change.

As we embrace this renewed vision, we invite each member of the CAARP family to contribute their passion, expertise, and unique perspective. Together, we are architects of change, weaving a tapestry of research that dismantles barriers and propels us towards a future defined by equity, excellence, and impact.

Welcome to the next chapter of CAARP “where the pursuit of knowledge meets the commitment to societal change”.

With excitement and anticipation,

Michael R. Williams, EdD
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Frostburg State University
Executive Director
Center for African American Research & Policy (CAARP)