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Policy Research Collaborative (PRC)

The Policy Research Collaborative (PRC) at Roosevelt University is an interdisciplinary, applied research center working in partnership with community organizations to address social issues and strengthen metropolitan Chicago communities.  The PRC collaborates with organizations of all sizes through community-based research and evaluation projects geared toward developing policy and programmatic solutions. To support these research efforts, the PRC and community partners pursue grants and contracts from a variety of supporting agencies.

The PRC extends Roosevelt’s mission outside the classroom by serving as a destination for faculty-student-community partnerships and for research-based community engagement. Using a team-based research approach, the PRC serves as a resource for faculty and community partners (e.g., nonprofit and community groups, advocacy organizations, civic groups, and governmental agencies) by designing research projects, navigating grant process, managing grant-driven research, and facilitating student learning in all stages of these activities. As a key component of Roosevelt University’s lived mission, the PRC adds to the study and development of applied policy solutions that impact the communities Roosevelt serves.

Contact Us


Michael Maly
Director, Policy Research Collaborative and Associate Professor of Sociology
430 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
(voice) 312-341-3769
(email) mmaly@roosevelt.edu
Office: AUD 862

Julie Hilvers
Assistant Director, Policy Research Collaborative
430 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
(voice) 312-341-3758
(email) jhilvers@roosevelt.edu
Office: AUD 861