The Office of Community Studies is an academic and applied research center affiliated with the Department of Urban Studies at Queens College.
We provide technical assistance to community organizations seeking to gain a deeper understanding about the borough of Queens and its many diverse neighborhoods. We team with public and private entities to conduct applied, participatory research that encourages positive change in the communities we serve.
The Office of Community Studies also functions as a home for community-oriented research conducted by faculty and students in the Department of Urban Studies. It is a repository for data, software, and analyses produced by faculty and students and used by them in their classes and research.