We envision a world in which all youth and families are thriving in their communities and are empowered to be active partners in their own well-being.
In order to accomplish this, the mission of the CYFCP is to educate, advocate, and collaborate with individuals and systems to promote the well-being of youth and families.
Several cornerstone values guide the Center’s work:
- Active involvement of multiple stakeholders who represent a diversity of perspectives
- Healthy, open, respectful, and constructive relationships among stakeholders
- Programs and strategies informed by the best available research and youth, family, and community wisdom
- Programs and policies in support of children that are individualized, asset-based, developmentally appropriate, and culturally sensitive
Our CYFCP Workplace Values and Culture Statement is as follows: Individually and collectively, we are committed to making the Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships a great place to work. We are united by a passion for making a difference in the world. We support one another in this work by upholding the shared values of embracing teamwork and collaboration, being strengths-based, and striving for ongoing professional development.
The Center was established in 1996 to encourage interdisciplinary research and to utilize the resources of the University to address issues in the community. The Center is funded primarily through a diverse portfolio of federal, state, local, and foundation grants and contracts. It is located within the Office of Research and Engagement. As such, our role is to advance the research and outreach vision and mission of the University, to build social capital, and to enhance the visibility of UNCG’s research enterprise.