The core personnel of TCI consists of Dr. Terry Peak, Full Professor, Dr. Jessica Lucero, Assistant Professor, and Dr. Jennifer Roark, Assistant Professor. The yearly project will be selected and approved in collaboration with the Advisory Board. After selected, the research project will be developed in collaboration with the Stakeholder Board. The yearly project will be implemented over three semesters. The design of the research project will be completed during the fall semester (SW 4100: Social Work Research). The data collection and analysis will be collected during the spring semester (SW 4160: Practice III Community Based Practice). Further topic exploration will be performed in fall of the following year (SW 5350: Social Welfare Policy).