The Ray Marshall Center identifies and fosters creative solutions to poverty by addressing challenging education, workforce, and social problems through applied research, policy analysis, and innovative program design.
In 1970, the Center for the Study of Human Resources was established by Ray Marshall to support the research of pressing social and economic problems facing American workers. The Center’s first three projects focused on black employment in the South, comparing apprenticeship with other training routes to skilled employment in construction and the South’s rural workforce. These projects not only provided high-quality research on timely issues, but did so with a focus on providing practical recommendations to improve strategies, practices, and knowledge. This type of action research has driven the Center’s activities ever since. Read More >>
We envision a world where sound, responsible policies and programs advance human potential and increase prosperity prospects for all.
Human Dignity and Potential
We recognize the inherent dignity of all people, and we work to enable them to thrive and to fulfill their potential.
Equal and Universal Opportunity
We believe in open and equitable access to education, skills training, and employment pathways that promote shared prosperity for all.
We are driven by intellectual rigor and work that is unbiased, relevant, and contributes to effective policies, practices, and programs.
We work collaboratively and with mutual respect to generate new ideas through the integration of diverse experiences and skills.