Welcome and thank you for your interest!

Below you will find information about how you can participate in current projects, community events, and access information about hiring opportunities!

About C.A.R.E.

This project is a partnership between community members and researchers at the University of Maryland. The goal of the project is to learn how neighborhood environments impact community and teen health and well-being!

Community Presentations about the CARE Project

Linked is a community presentation that describes what we learned from community members that helped inform our CARE Project Household Survey that ran from December 2022 to April 2023. Click here!

Youth Research Internship Program

PROGRAM COMPLETED. We hope to recruit a new cohort of youth next summer (2025). 

Click here to view an informational flyer for the program.

Click here to view an FAQ sheet for the program.

Community Advisory Board

APPLICATIONS OPEN SOON! . Join our team as a paid research consultant! Adults and teens welcome! Represent your community by piloting and providing feedback on the CARE Project! Click here for more information!


DATA COLLECTION CLOSED. The CARE survey was mailed to 2500 randomly selected addresses in Wards 4 and 5 of Washington D.C. It included questionnaires about household members, community strengths, environmental factors (e.g., greenspace, perceived danger, social connectedness), ethnic-racial identity, and mental and physical health. If you are interested in using this data or exploring more about your neighborhood, contact us at gardlab@umd.edu 

Click here to view the FAQ sheet that was sent out with the survey

Click here to see if your neighborhood was included in this survey!

About R.A.R.E.

This project is a partnership between community members and researchers at the University of Maryland, College Park. The goal of the project is to increase representation of individuals from marginalized backgrounds in biosocial research and include communities of color in the decision-making process.

Photos from our community outreach events