Mom and dad giving piggy back rides to two children

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

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.
Partner Acceleration, “We want to keep families together.”  ~ Meghan Cizek, CPPR assistant director & co-investigator

KU lands grant to help transform foster system, keep children in the home

Better World: CPPR paired with outstanding partners and passionate community members are creating transformative solutions that will help us transition from a system that reacts to problematic home situations to one that provides resources and meets family and community needs to prevent children…
One bright lightbulb in a line of dark ones.

CPPR’s Incubation Process supports employees to make their ideas happen

Great Workplace: Innovation is nothing new at CPPR but there is now a formalized Incubation Process in place to support all staff as they dream big and grapple with that new idea or problem they have been mulling over for months or years.
Kansas Future Fellows

CPPR’s unique program provides opportunities for statewide change around issues affecting children and their families

Future Thinkers: At CPPR, we are harnessing foresight to take on tomorrow’s challenges and create opportunities in Kansas. In September, CPPR launched the first structured, statewide network of ambassadors dedicated to futures thinking strategies for advancing solutions to problems experienced by…