From best practices, to baseline demographics, to asset mapping, to developmental evaluation, to long-term impact monitoring – everything we do is based on sound research. Read our 2016 Annual Report.

2016 Neighborhood Stress Index Map:

Historical research projects:

  • Thriving Cities (2013-Present): Led by University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Studies of Culture, POLIS is contributing the Orlando Profile and providing feedback on the developing matrix.
  • Seeking the Welfare of the City (2006-2009): The initial POLIS research on the culture of service in Central Florida. This core research project identified 100 distressed neighborhoods and a model to alleviate this distress.