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Center for Public Partnerships and Research

Optimizing the well-being of children, youth, and families


Who is CPPR?

We partner with communities and organizations—like state agencies, non-profits, coalitions, and local service providers—to create a happy and healthy world where families thrive. Our partners turn to us to problem solve, use data for good, and develop and leverage relationships to transform the system.

CPPR Impact

30+
Current Grants
100+
Communities utilize CPPR solutions
10
States benefit from CPPR partnerships

The latest from CPPR

Ventures Approach: $25,000 Grand Prize Winner

CPPR’s Child Care Planning Assessment Tool receives $25,000 Grand Prize

The University of Kansas Center for Public Partnerships and Research was awarded the $25,000 grand prize for their Child Care Planning Assessment Tool.

Sunflower Summer Case Study

Partner Acceleration in Action: Sunflower Summer Synopsis The Center for Public Partnerships and Research (CPPR) employs change makers who translate ideas into action.
Participants in "Camping with the Commissioner" at Tuttle Creek participated in a variety of activities including this hiking trip.

Thousands of Kansas families connect with free learning experiences

Change Makers: CPPR is known for translating ideas into action. CPPR connected with a variety of state agencies and organizations across Kansas to bring the Sunflower Summer program to life. It began as an idea in a conference room, and in less than two months it became a fully implemented program…
Applied Research, Incubation at CPPR

CPPR’s first Incubation Process Cohort is beginning the groundwork for MVPs

The Center for Public Partnerships and Research (CPPR) has selected the first cohort of the Incubation Process. Four teams of CPPR employees presented their incubation projects on Pitch Day, Oct.