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Our Goal

The Queer Community Action, Research, Education, and Support (QCARES) team was developed by a queer Cal Poly professor, Dr. Jay Bettergarcia. QCARES was created to bridge research and communities to create lasting change. We use community-based participatory action research to engage with individuals across various underserved communities as we seek to understand common challenges and develop innovative solutions. We are driven by evidence and data to create social change and influence policy. We hope to connect and educate through research, trainings, community involvement.

We hope you'll join us as we strive to empower our communities to rise up and live well! 




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