Community-based research (CBR) is a collaborative approach to meeting the needs of the community and providing research opportunities for students. Through RAGE, CSU-Pueblo partners with local industries, government agencies, and non-profit organizations to fulfill community and academic needs. Research is planned and conducted jointly to promote social change and benefit the greater community.
In a successful CBR project, the relationship between the university and the community lasts beyond the scope of the research project. CBR leaves community partners and students with the knowledge, skills, and resources to support continued work toward social change.