Office of Research

West Coast Poverty Center


The West Coast Poverty Center works to bridge the gaps between antipovertyresearch, practice, and policy by connecting scholars, policymakers and practitioners; facilitating important social policy research; magnifying the reach of new knowledge; and fostering the next generation of antipoverty scholars.

A collaborative venture of the UW School of Social Work, the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, and the College of Arts and Sciences, the West Coast Poverty Center creates new opportunities for cross-disciplinary exchanges and collaboration among poverty researchers and fosters a network of poverty scholars in the west coast region. At the UW, the Center mentors the next generation of poverty scholars and practitioners through faculty awards, research assistantships and dissertation fellowships for graduate students, and graduate programs of study. Beyond the university, the Poverty Center works to bring poverty-relevant knowledge to policymakers and practitioners and to engage researchers and policy practitioners in dialogue through outreach, communications, and events.

Core Services Offered

Advancing poverty knowledge, mentoring new poverty scholars and engaging policy practitioners.

Funding Information:

Federal, state, and private

Reporting Structure:

Eddie Uehara, Dean, School of Social Work

Related UW Entities:

College of Arts & Sciences

Center Details

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Director: Romich, Jennifer
Location: School of Social Work 101
Year Started: 2005
Administering College/School: School of Social Work 
P.I. Home Department: Social Work 
Faculty Involvement: 44