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Participatory research to build civic infrastructure through peer support programming among unhoused young people

University of Utah Investigator / Project Lead:


Prime/Overall Principal Investigator (PI) / Project Lead:

Kim Bender, PhD, MSW, University of Denver

Funding Organization:



FY2023 National Service and Civic Engagement Research Continuation

Award Numbers:

22REACO01, SC38346-01/P0181196

Funding Period:

10/1/2023 – 9/30/2025

Total Funding:

$14,014 (University of Utah Subaward only)

Project Status:

In progress


Project Description:

This participatory action research (PAR) project is a collaboration with the University of Denver and a community project supporting unhoused young people to build civic infrastructure that centers lived expertise of homelessness. The team will co-train each other to build skills of inquiry and action, engage in collaborative participatory research, and formalize a peer support program—all while studying their process to inform how civic infrastructure can be built through PAR.

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