With over 30 years of experience in research justice, capacity building, and strategic partnerships, we help ensure communities can effectively access knowledge, leverage that knowledge to make their voices heard, and turn research into informed, calculated and strategic action to build their own political power grounded in the strength of their own culture and community —to create positive social change.

We know that communities are experts about the problems and solutions affecting their lives. DataCenter helps surface that knowledge in ways that develop leadership, increase community power, and generate momentum for social change. As marginalized communities take the tools and power of research into their own hands, they surface accurate information about the urgent and pressing conditions of their lives, and they encourage others to do the same.