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Hmong Families and Education: Partnership as Essential Link to Discovery.

Barajas, Heidi, Kari Smalkoski, Margaret Kaplan, and Yia Yang.

This article provides an account of how innovation is achieved when mutually beneficial partnerships are established as an ongoing and essential component of the discovery process. The authors describe the research undertaken jointly by the Minnesota Center for Neighborhood Organizing (MCNO) and University of Minnesota researchers, but focuses on the unique partnership between MCNO and University researchers that has been sustained because of the investment all sides have made in Hmong families in North Minneapolis, as well as in the outcomes of the research. A key component to the ongoing success of this partnership is that University researchers have invested with the MCNO in working with Hmong families in North Minneapolis.

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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
Graduate research assistant support for this project was provided through CURA’s Northside Seed Grant program. Northside Seed Grants provide student research assistance and faculty researchers to community and neighborhood organizations in North Minneapolis. Additional graduate research assistant support was provided by the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. The undergraduate students who contributed to this project were supported by the University of Minnesota’s Office for Equity and Diversity’s IDEA research award.
42 (3): 3-9
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