Policy, Evaluation and Research Consortium at Sacramento State (PERC):

The Center for Collaborative Policy (CCP)


Established in 1992, our mission is to build the capacity of public agencies, stakeholder groups, and the public to use collaborative strategies to improve policy outcomes.The Center is a unit of the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies at California State University, Sacramento. The Center was established in 1992 as the California Center for Public Dispute Resolution.

The Center for California Studies (CCS)


The Center for California Studies is a public education, public service, and applied research unit of California State University Sacramento. Founded in 1982 and located on the capital campus of the California State University (CSU), the Center possesses a unique trust: to bring the resources of the state's largest university system to the service of public discourse, civic education, and state government. The Center performs functions integral to the mission of the CSU. It fulfills a public service role inherent in the responsibilities of a public university. It encourages research and creative activities in support of the University's instructional mission. It provides resources for the preparation of California students for life in a multi-ethnic world.

The Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Policy (IHELP)


IHELP conducts research and applies knowledge and evidence to produce actionable recommendations to improve policy, practice, and leadership for postsecondary readiness and success. Their research, evaluation, technical assistance, policy development, and other services inform policy makers, practitioners, and educators. They focus on educational institutions that serve diverse populations whose education is vital for individual success, a healthy society, and a globally competitive economy. IHELP is a non-profit organization funded privately through grants and contracts.