Center for Community Research

Mission:

The CCR is a non-profit social science research center at Suffolk County Community College, established in September 1991. The purpose of the CCR is 1) to bring the college and the community together in an effort to better understand the nature of local issues; 2) to provide students and faculty members with hands-on application of social science research methodologies as they apply to issues of community concern; and 3) to utilize the resources of the college, its faculty, and facilities to examine important social issues. Faculty and students from all SCCC campuses are encouraged to utilize the resources of the center to gain applied research experiences. Students will find in the CCR a unique learning opportunity which is not possible in a traditional classroom setting.

WHAT DOES THE CCR DO?

The center provides professional and technical supports for a wide variety of community-based projects for non-profit groups, local governmental agencies, and schools. Services include:


 

WHO FUNDS THE CCR?

The projects of the CCR are self-supporting. That is, all agencies using the center's services absorb the costs of their projects and a percentage of the center's overhead.

WHO ADMINISTERS THE CCR?

The center is permanently administrated by Professor John Bockino, the CCR's executive director and professor of economics at SCCC and Professor Anthony Napoli, the CCR's senior research scientist, and professor of psychology and statistics.

Contact Information:  Interested individuals can contact Professor John Bockino, at bockinj@sunysuffolk.edu, phone/voice (631) 451-4336, or Professor Anthony Napoli, at napolia@sunysuffolk.edu, phone/voice (631) 548-2676.