Through its research and partnerships, the Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) at Loyola University Chicago creates innovative solutions that promote equity and opportunity in communities throughout the Chicago metropolitan region. CURL provides links to regional, national, and international networks in pursuit of new ideas and approaches that address grassroots needs.
CURL pursues this goal by building and supporting collaborative research and educational efforts. These partnerships connect Loyola faculty and students with community and nonprofit organizations, civic groups, and government agencies. Such collaborations effectively link knowledge in the community with knowledge in the university. This helps to build sustainable communities that enhance the quality of life for all citizens.