Community Futures, Community Lore

February 22, 2021

In addition to the work that the CRC does in the community, we often collaborate with other Centers and Departments on campus to produce research that matters. To highlight one example, the CRC recently collaborated with faculty affiliate Nancy Erbstein (UCD School of Education) to complete the Community Futures, Community Lore (CFCL) online toolkit, now accessible through our website.

Youth Voice

February 10, 2021

If we’re to live up to our own time,

then victory won’t lie in the blade, but in all the bridges we’ve made.

That is the promise to glade, the hill we climb, if only we dare.

It’s because being American is more than a pride we inherit.

It’s the past we step into and how we repair it.

-Amanda Gorman reciting “The Hill We Climb”


Dear CRC Community,

Special Announcement from the Faculty Director

February 02, 2021


Dear Colleagues,

For the past 15 years, directing the Center for Regional Change has been a singular passion and honor. In that time we built the organization into a leader in action-oriented research and engagement on issues of social, racial, economic and environmental justice. We have informed regional and state policies related to youth health and well-being, drinking water, cumulative environmental hazards, transportation, housing, and economic development and helped transform UC Davis into a center of excellence on engaged scholarship.

Tools and Resources for Remote Community Engagement - Resources During COVID-19

November 18, 2020
Tools and Resources for Remote Community Engagement - Resources During COVID-19

The Center for Regional Change maintains a mission of supporting healthy, equitable, prosperous, and sustainable regions and communities. During this unprecedented time, we have the privilege to work alongside admirable partners who share our collective vision of a healthier California. Yet, challenges to our collective health continue to increase amid the global pandemic, entrenched racial inequities, statewide budget cuts, and increased demands on social infrastructures.

Spring Faculty Affiliates

June 10, 2020

During the Spring Quarter of 2020, the Center for Regional Change (CRC) hosted a series of virtual gatherings for current and prospective CRC Faculty Affiliates interested in discussing their research and possibly collaborating on future research on a variety of topics with other faculty and researchers affiliated with the CRC.

Days of Rage, Sorrow, and Hope

June 04, 2020

Like so many of you, the staff at the Center for Regional Change have been confronting feelings of rage and sorrow over the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many others, the tip of a very large iceberg of systemic racism. We also grieve for more than one hundred thousand COVID-related deaths that disproportionally affect people of color and low-income people. And, we are seeking ways we can be in solidarity and support of people of color who are dying in the streets and in their homes and those who are protesting and speaking out to make Black lives matter.