We are a youth-oriented research center focused on understanding The Bronx as a contested, complex urban form, and addressing narratives of marginalized - Black, Brown, Female, and Low-Income communities.
The Think Tank at The Thinkubator, launched by Dr. Lessie Branch, Director for Programs Community Relations at Citizens Committee for New York City serves as a hub for rigorous academic, scholarly, and professional research that supports the documentation and evaluation of The Thinkubator activities and seeks to understand the Bronx as a contested urban form.
The Think Tank provides the following activities:
- Produce Policy Briefs and Reports
- Conduct Research and Analysis
- Evaluate and Measure The Thinkubator programs and activities
- Host meetings, seminars, and public forums to elevate voices
- Provide young people with research and analysis to elevate their voices
- Allow young people a platform to conduct research, analysis, and provide policy reports and papers
- Support the reimagining of a youth driven economic development strategy in The Bronx
Internship Paper(s) August 2020
“The Overcoming of Food Deserts and Food Swamps in The Bronx”
By Naomi Okunrobo, Student at Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics
The Impact of COVID-19 on Bronx Youth
Food Insecurity in the Bronx
Holiday Food Insecurity: Lessons Learned in the Bronx
Remote Education and Digital Equity: 4 COVID-Era Lessons Learned from the Bronx
Post COVID-19 Workforce Development Strategies
NYC's Response to COVID-19 Vaccine
Environmental Racism in NYC
Policy Brief – July 27, 2021
Press Release – July 27, 2021
* Data Can be Retrieved by contacting The Think Tank Staff
The Thinkubator’s Institutional Review Board
What is the Institutional Review Board (IRB)?
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is an administrative body established to protect the rights and welfare of human research subjects recruited to participate in research activities conducted under the auspices of the institution with which it is affiliated.
The IRB is charged with the responsibility of reviewing, prior to its initiation, all research (whether funded or not) involving human participants. The IRB is concerned with protecting the welfare, rights, and privacy of human subjects. The IRB has the authority to approve, disapprove, monitor, and require modifications in all research activities that fall within its jurisdiction as specified by both the federal regulations and institutional policy. The IRB shall have at least two members of varying backgrounds in order to provide complete and adequate review of human research and its institutional, legal, scientific, and social implications. The IRB has several consultants who advise the Board and are periodically involved in protocol review.
Dr. Edward Summers, President and CEO
Emily Cacho, Assistant to the President