We’re addressing Long Island’s critical and enduring social issues.

The mission of the Institute for Social Research and Community Engagement (iSoRCE) is twofold.

  • We aim to generate actionable knowledge through collaborative social research.
  • We use that knowledge to better understand and address Long Island’s critical and enduring social issues.

Both our research process and the information it generates bolster our capacity to improve the health, environmental, social, economic, and cultural conditions of communities across Long Island. Rather than developing top-down solutions for social problems, we incorporate community questions, priorities, and perspectives into study design, data collection, and analysis. We then work with community partners to explore and take action on the findings.


Social innovation has always been our daily work.

» Discover the iSoRCE story

Core Principles

Our principles guide everything we do.

» See our core principles

Scope of Programs

Our programs are community-focused.

» See iSoRCE areas of focus

Community Partnerships

We’re your partner in addressing critical social issues.

» Meet the iSoRCE partners

Social Research

We’re fully engaged in research that makes an impact.

» Learn more about our research

Current Research Projects

This is where positive social change begins.

» See our research initiatives

Consultative Services

What can iSoRCE do for you?

» Contact iSoRCE for assistance


We’re iSoRCE, and we’re glad to meet you.

» Meet the iSoRCE staff

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