Our mission is to optimize the life opportunities of children and families in urban communities by ensuring the availability of a prosperous and equitable school environment through community engagement, research and educational development and support.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Starting Spring Semester 2016 our Center will start to post fun, exciting, and meaningful volunteer opportunities available for anyone interested in being involved. Volunteer opportunities from Junior… more »


Engaged Scholarship

The Crim Center’s affiliated faculty, GRAs and staff actively engaged in robust research projects that are guided by these questions:  What is the value of… more »


Program Incubation

The Kilgore Music Foundation (registered 501c3) held its first strategic visioning convening on Sunday August 23, 2015. The goal of this convening was to bring together a… more »