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The 2014 Champion of Children Report focuses on how childhood trauma and stress can be corrosive and damaging to childhood development and success for children in poverty. This can mean lives consumed by stress, anxiety and insecurity, passing from one generation to the next.
Like the nation, Franklin County and the Columbus community have struggled to expand and secure pathways to opportunity for African American men and boys. Our community reflects the many systemic and structural challenges facing the African American community nationwide.
Targeted investments connecting young African American men and boys with pathways to opportunity can equip them with the tools needed to strive for more than just survival on the city’s Southside.
Such investments will empower them to lead engaged and fully participatory lives as equal citizens, with improved consequences for themselves, their families, their communities and the Columbus, Ohio region. Learn More…
The Kirwan Institute is excited to publish the fourth edition of its annual State of the Science: Implicit Bias Review to deepen public awareness of implicit biases and the challenges they pose to a society that strives to treat all of its members equally. Research from the neuro-, social and cognitive sciences show that hidden biases are distressingly pervasive, that they operate largely under the scope of human consciousness, and that they influence the ways in which we see and treat others, even when we are determined to be fair and objective.
This important body of research has enormous potential for helping to reduce unwanted disparities in every realm of human life. Learn More…
Implicit Racial Bias in Education Introduction
Understanding racialized discipline disparities in K–12 public education, is crucial, as students who are “pushed out” of the classroom are denied educational opportunities. This research seeks to shed light on racialized discipline disparities and disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline by focusing specifically on implicit racial bias as a contributing factor to persistent discipline disproportionalities in schools.
Materials on this page highlight the relationship between implicit racial bias and school discipline. Included among the materials are documents that shed light on discipline disparities in Ohio, documents that explain how implicit racial bias can operate in the education domain and influence school discipline, a national scan of successful intervention strategies, issue briefs, a communications and social media toolkit, and other materials. We encourage you to share this content widely. Learn More…
Infant mortality is the rate at which babies die within their first year of life. Infant mortality is a measure that can be used to gauge the trends in women and child health, the quality and availability of medical care, public health practices, and the economy overall.
The Greater Columbus Infant Mortality Task Force members have extensively studied the evidence on what works and the experience of other communities. They have considered how these practices and approaches can best be adapted to address the unique challenges – and build on the distinct strengths – of our own community. The Task Force also asked the community for its ideas about how we can turn the tide. Below are key findings from this process and an overview of the plan and recommendations. Learn More…
In June 2013, The Ohio State University Food Innovation Center awarded an Innovation Initiative to the Mapping the Food Environment project.
The objectives of this research initiative were:
Kirwan is a proud partner in this work and its impact on scholarship, teaching, community engagement, and the student experience. Learn more…
Kirwan Authors: Christy Rogers and Jason Reece
Authors: N. Hilbert, Jennifer Evans-Cowley, Wendy Ake, and Casey Hoy
The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development 5(1):1-23.
Alternative Agrifood Projects in Communities of Color: A Civic Engagement Perspective
Kirwan Authors: Glennon Sweeney, Kareem Usher, Kip Holley, and Christy Rogers
Authors: Casey Hoy, Jill Clark, and Colleen Spees
(submitted to Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development Call for Commentaries on Race and Ethnicity in Food Systems Work).
Finding Our Compass: The Process of Building our Community-University Food Mapping Team
Kirwan Authors: Christy Rogers
Authors: Michelle Kaiser, Michelle Hand, Casey Hoy, and Nick Stanich
(under review, Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship).
The State of Food Mapping: Academic Literature since 2008 and Review of On-Line GIS-Based Food Mapping Resources
Kirwan Authors: Glennon Sweeney and Christy Rogers
Authors: Michelle Hand, Michelle Kaiser, Jill Clark, and Colleen Spees
(forthcoming, Journal of Planning Literature)
Community-University Engagement via a Boundary Object: The Case of Food Mapping in Columbus, Ohio
Kirwan Authors: Christy Rogers
Authors: Jill Clark, Michelle Kaiser, Richard Hicks, Casey Hoy, and Colleen Spees
(forthcoming, Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education).