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Our research strengthens—and actively includes—communities and the organizations that support them.

It’s one thing to identify a problem that stubbornly afflicts society. It’s entirely something else to come up with an effective solution. That’s where The Bridge at NORC comes in.

The Bridge works with University of Chicago faculty and experts—as well as other leading research institutions—to deliver high caliber, academically grounded research that informs and supports positive real-world outcomes. We bridge academia with on-the-ground interventions and practitioners. We help bridge the academic community with NORC, one of the country’s foremost social science research institutions. And we bridge advanced analytics, data science, and best-in-class data collection with questions and answers that are meaningful and inclusive of community, family, and individual needs and perspectives.

The Bridge at NORC Experts

Bridge Projects

Evaluating the Tempe Preschool Resource Expansion

Assessing whether Tempe PRE improves kindergarten readiness and future achievement for low-income children


Helios Education Foundation

Head Start-to-Kindergarten Transitions Project

The first rigorous, system-level study of the factors that drive successful kindergarten transitions


Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families