Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center

The Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center in North Minneapolis links the University of Minnesota in vital public partnership with urban communities to advance learning, improve quality of life, and discover breakthrough solutions to critical problems. Over the long term, UROC will build thriving, innovative, and respectful collaborations for a healthy and vibrant North Minneapolis that may be replicated in other urban communities, create new models of urban and community development, while strengthening and transforming the way the University of Minnesota and communities engage. Engaged research, teaching and outreach occurs through faculty, student and staff collaborations with community as well as through projects driven by UROC staff.
Focus: 
Arts
Community and Economic Development
Education (including Equity, Access, & Student Success)
Health
Campus and College: 
Twin Cities
Geographic Scope: 
Local
Type of Engagement: 
Public Service or Outreach
Research
Teaching