Advancing research to practice in service
National Center for Advancing Research to Practice at ServeMinnesota
The National Center for Advancing Research to Practice at ServeMinnesota drives data gathering and analysis that launches innovative new AmeriCorps initiatives and helps programs constantly improve.
What is the National Center for Advancing Research to Practice?
The underling theory of change for the National Center for Advancing Research to Practice at ServeMinnesota (NCARP) is that partnerships between research and service programs such as AmeriCorps offer immense value for research and sustainable practice. We accomplish this mission through advancing the knowledge base on promising tools and practices that can be readily adopted by practitioners and directly translating those tools and practices into AmeriCorps service programs supported by the National Center.
We conduct our work in close collaboration with researchers at academic institutions, community members and other key stakeholders. The National Center’s portfolio includes projects to evaluate the impact of AmeriCorps programming, projects to advance the existing knowledge base in education and development projects to bring new and innovative programming to communities across the nation.
AmeriCorps programs across the nation have a profound impact on educational outcomes.
Research to Practice
Research to directly inform practice.
Innovative Program Development
Programming driven by community need. A development process driven by research, equity and rior.
Meet Our Team
Featured Evaluation Studies
Read our evaluation studies of Reading Corps and Math Corps
Research to Practice:
Read about an example of our Program Improvement work
NCARPS Staff-Published Research Studies
The following publications validate the impact of ServeMinnesota programs, including Reading Corps and Math Corps