Community Engagement

The California Labor Lab is committed to the concept of Community Engagement. Our goal is to ensure that our research, outreach, policy, and engagement activities reflect and serve impacted communities.

Community Engagement Activities

  • The Outreach Core provides support and consultation to the research teams in their efforts  to ensure targeted populations, especially vulnerable groups, are involved in defining research goals and ensuring that results are useful and accessible to impacted communities.  The Center has developed a Research to Practice Toolkit to guide community engagement planning. 
  • The Outreach Core convenes a center-wide Community Engagement Board whose membership represents diverse populations affected by the changing nature of work including labor unions, worker centers, community-based organizations, and advocacy groups. The Community Engagement Board, facilitated by the Labor Occupational Health Program, provides input into strategic planning for the Labor Lab as a whole, reviewing research progress and  providing input into new research, policy and outreach directions.