The UC Santa Cruz Blum Center will provide research opportunities for faculty and graduate student research projects of relevance to its thematic interests and which involve undergraduates developing and designing capstone projects for implementation.

Through our research focus hubs: Housing, Fiscal Equity, and Food Security, we have a number of ongoing projects and related courses focused on the most effected communities in Santa Cruz. Our goal is to engage students by sponsoring service learning and research teams responsive to key needs of the region regarding economic and workforce development, equitable business practices, and other issues addressing ongoing disparity issues.