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The West Coast Poverty Center, a partnership of the School of Social Work, the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance and the College of Arts and Sciences, facilitates nationally significant, locally relevant social policy research. The center connects scholars, policymakers and practitioners on projects related to poverty and inequality.

Research of affiliated faculty revolves around the causes, consequences and effective policy responses to poverty, with a specific emphasis on asset-building, demographic shifts, family structure, and social and economic inequality. Through center activities, students receive a robust multidisciplinary foundation in poverty issues, U.S. social policy and research methodology. 

For more information, visit WCPC or contact WCPC Director Jennifer Romich.