Prevention Science prioritizes the use of proven scientific methods to prevent social problems such as crime, disease, and poverty rates before they occur. As an organization, our Core Projects are centered around two solutions:
CommU Centers: “Preventing College and Digital Divides”
CommU is a collaboration between communities and universities to provide tuition-free accredited degrees (TADs), especially to low income families and adults. The tuition for TADs are offset by pro-bono professors who volunteer to teach courses. There are now thousands of pro-bono professors online, many from top American colleges and ivy league universities. Higher education presents a prime opportunity for preventing social problems. Yet, most communities and universities do not offer tuition-free post secondary education to all low income families and adults. CommU empowers the most vulnerable members of society to educate themselves out of crime, disease, and poverty. By transforming poorly educated residents into highly skilled productive citizens, CommU changes lives, communities, and society around the globe. Learn more...
Communities That Care (CTC) Labs: “Preventing Science Gaps”
CTC is a globally renowned best-practice for helping communities galvanize local resources for prevention science and evidence-based programs (EBPs). It has been rigorously tested with randomized control trials (RCT), the gold standard in scientific research methodology. The purpose of a CTC Lab is to empower all colleges and communities to adopt Prevention Science and the CTC model. By tapping into locally abundant resources, each CTC Lab can support the teaching, research, and service needs of their communities. An important benefit of CTC Labs is that it provides Prevention Science Internship opportunities for students and graduates, especially those who struggle with the vestiges of crime, disease, or poverty. This proactive internship opportunity enables colleges to increase their student recruitment, retention, engagement, graduation and employment rates.