WELCOME
TO INTERDISCIPLINARY ACTION RESEARCH
CENTERS
A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

ABOUT US

IARC GOALS...


We rely on a holistic approach that gives equal weight to social, cultural, spiritual, and economic dimensions by designing comprehensive strategies to help vulnerable individuals become productive community members.

Specifically IARC will facilitate;

  • A Dauphin County pilot support network
  • Research-based programs and services
  • Continuous mentoring
​​WHAT WE DO...



An Interdisciplinary group of academics and practitioners decided to initiate a longitudinal action research project aimed at determining and assessing evidence-based interventions targeting the reentrant, unsheltered neighbor, veteran, and chemically-dependent population's successful reentry into society.


IARC promotes an innovative, comprehensive, and practical approach to action research combining three populations including veteran subgroups. The concept builds a foundation of support networks based on mentoring, job placement, and other practical interventions.








Pilot Study in Dauphin County
In 2017, 150 participants will be drawn from the identified groups.

Marginalized people  are facing multiple challenges. A holistic approach is needed to build skills and resiliency. 

Lenneal Henderson, Ph.D.

Gedeon M. Mudacumura,Ph.D.

"Action and participatory action research to prevent recidivisim and advance re-integration with social systems."
"Long-term ongoing follow-up is the hallmark of this research project. This continuous follow-up will enable the research participants to stay fully engaged in socioeconomic activities, thus maximizing the likelihood of breaking the cycle of vulnerability."