Center for Community Research and Consulting

Center for Community Research and Consulting



Center for Community Research and Consulting
Prospective Research Assistants
315 Bakeless Center
570-389-2391
Fax: 570-389-3020

Research Consulting Reports

Bloomsburg University's Center for Community Research and Consulting (CCRC) features a dedicated team of faculty and students who collaborate to improve the community through internship opportunities, research and professional development.

The center is directed by Heather Feldhaus, Ph.D., and Christopher Podeschi, Ph.D., who collaboratively lead a student staff in helping to meet the needs of communities and organizations.

Internship Opportunities

As a CCRC intern, students get the opportunity to assist the center on various research projects that focus on the community, allowing them to have a hands-on approach to improving the community while utilizing skills that have been learned in the classroom.

Research Experience

Students take part in various research projects geared toward improving the surrounding communities. Students are involved in various forms of data collection and produce useful materials for communities and organizations.

Professional Development

Students have the ability to collaborate and network with professionals from a wide range of disciplines and expertise. This development occurs in a hands-on and interactive environment where students have the ability to enhance professional skills from working directly with our directors and with other community and organization leaders.

CCRC Tasks

Columbia Montour Family Health

  • Literature review
    • Benefits of family planning education
    • Benefits of STD education
    • Benefits of regular checkups
    • Benefits of small specialty clinics
    • Similar organizations' successes
  • Searching for grants
  • Grant writing
  • Producing marketing/awareness raising materials

Second Chance Pell

  • Literature review
    • Impact of higher education on recidivism
    • Impact of higher education on currently or formerly incarcerated individuals
    • How to help returning citizens be successful in higher education
    • How to help incarcerated individuals succeed in higher education
    • Cost of higher education compared to cost of incarceration
  • Prison visits TBT
  • Writing policy manual

Foster Care (ANCHOR)

  • Literature review
    • Impact of higher education on youth in care
    • Needs of youth in care before, during, and after higher education