Author(s): Sarah Jane Rehnborg, Ph.D.
Thursday, January 1, 2015 Research

Researchers at the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service, The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work and the Austin Police Department (APD) have partnered with community leaders and stakeholders to Restore Rundberg, which aims to “improve the quality of life, health, safety, education, and well-being of individuals living and working in the Rundberg neighborhood.” Sustainable and innovative community engagement is at the core of this effort.

Author(s): David W. Springer, Ph.D., Michael Lauderdale, Kyran Fitzgerald, Donald Baker
Thursday, January 1, 2015 Research

A major goal of the Restore Rundberg project is to increase collective efficacy and community engagement, and community-level interventions are currently being implemented in this vein. In order to assess the effect of these interventions on collective efficacy and community engagement of Rundberg residents, researchers compiled a community survey that measures residents’ perceptions of these factors before and after implementation of interventions.

Author(s): Yessenia Castro, Katie Casstevens, Barbara Garcia, David W. Springer, Ph.D.
Friday, March 28, 2014 Research

Author(s): David W. Springer, Ph.D., Albert R. Roberts, Wesley T. Church II
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 Research

Author(s): Sarah Jane Rehnborg, Ph.D., Margaret Moore
Author(s): Peter Frumkin, Ph.D., Ana Kolendo
Author(s): Dr. Peter Frumkin
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Research

Two reports on foundation “sunsetting” by the RGK Center’s Francie Ostrower are available from the Aspen Institute. The reports, which provide important lessons and a guide to decision-making for foundations that “sunset” or “spend down” and close rather than continue in perpetuity, were released by the Aspen Institute’s Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation. The reports are based on a research study conducted by Dr. Ostrower with a grant awarded by the Aspen Institute.

Author(s): Francie Ostrower, Ph.D.
Thursday, September 1, 2011 Education

The Strategic Management of Charter Schools addresses the challenges facing such schools by mapping out, in straightforward and highly pragmatic terms, a management framework for them.

Author(s): Peter Frumkin, Bruno V. Manno, Nell Edgington
Author(s): Joshua Busby, Ph.D.