Mission

The Northeast Florida Center for Community Initiatives (CCI) is dedicated to providing high quality research and evaluation support to community, local, state and federal programs affecting community life in Northeast Florida. In conjunction with the mission of the University of North Florida, CCI is dedicated to providing leadership to our community through: 

  • Developing partnerships with local interests in need of professional assistance in assessing program development and designing program improvements;
  • Integrating research and scholarship with the classroom activities of our students, introducing students to hands on, activity based learning that prepares them for future work within the community;
  • Providing support and leadership in our urban world for addressing the myriad of social problems we face as a community;
  • Creating a University/Community partnership in which education, intellectual development, and community life can grow in an environment of cooperation, information, and dedication.