“The Wall of Education” mural, ArtWorks Cincinnati


“We’re matchmakers — we connect College of Arts and Sciences faculty with communities and agencies that serve disadvantaged populations in Cincinnati to improve people’s lives, particularly people who don’t have a voice or who are marginalized.”

Jennifer Malat, Co-founder of The Cincinnati Project

Learn more about our recent projects.

There are three categories of research conducted by community partners and UC faculty, staff, and students.

Classroom Partnered Research

The Cincinnati Project includes classroom partnered research initiatives where students work under the guidance of their professors to conduct research on topics of importance to members of the metropolitan area. Students and faculty also partner with community agencies to provide information and services that help agencies meet their goals.


•  Students gain valuable experience by applying classroom lessons to real problems.

•  Students learn skills that are transferable to employment opportunities.

•  Community agencies receive the expertise of UC faculty and students.
Agencies meet their goal(s) of helping the people of Cincinnati.

•  The University of Cincinnati and its community partners collaborate to improve the living conditions of their neighbors.

Collaborative Community Research

Unlike the traditional research designed and led by academics. Collaborative community research dedicates UC faculty who work with community organizations and local residents.


•  Brings together the academic knowledge and skills of faculty with the local expertise of community members ti benefit the city of Cincinnati.

•  Research conducted and designed addresses problems in Cincinnati.

Translational Research

In their faculty role at the University of Cincinnati, professors conduct research on important issues in the Cincinnati area. The Cincinnati Project helps translate this research into policy.


• By making recommendations to government officials and leaders in other fields, researchers in The Cincinnati Project improve life in the Cincinnati area by identifying solutions to local challenges.