Sponsored by i4Y (Innovations for Youth) at UC Berkeley, the aim of the Catalyst Group to End Youth Homelessness is to catalyze the synergy between research and practice to contribute to the elimination of youth homelessness both in the Bay Area as well as on the UC Berkeley campus. Our working group is made up of students, faculty, staff, and community partners—combining lived experiences of homelessness with research strategies and a passion for advocacy. Recognizing that the silos of research, practice, and policy have created gaps that prevent the achievement of effective solutions, we emphasize a Research-Practice Partnership (RPP) approach to our work, including stakeholders and partners at the ground level of developing research and advocacy strategies.
Interested in getting involved with the Catalyst Group? We would love to hear from you, send us an email — i4Y@berkeley.edu.