Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service
Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service

Research + Advocacy Team

The Research and Advocacy Team works to end homelessness through systemic and sustainable change. We work on advocacy campaigns in Georgetown and greater DC. We spread awareness on campus through social media and events like Narcan trainings and Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. We also support students in doing their own research projects relating to homelessness and housing justice. With many different ways to engage with the team, there’s something for everyone. 

Members of our team conduct research projects on a variety of topics related to housing, such as mental illness, race, LGBTQ identity, gentrification, rent control, and food security. Additionally, we partner with DC-based housing justice organizations to advocate for changes in policies to minimize homelessness and food insecurity. Finally, we work to educate the Georgetown community about how to be in solidarity with our unhoused neighbors. 

Federal Work Study and volunteer positions are available to Georgetown students to support different client-focused programs and projects, 4-8 hours a week. Students are trained and participate in reflection sessions. Complete a sign-up form below.

HOME Advocacy and Research Team Coordinators

Francesca H.

Francesca is a sophomore in the College planning to major in Economics and American Studies. As an aspiring urban planner, she is particularly excited to develop her understanding of housing injustice and policy in the city and increase awareness of these topics among other students. Through HOME, she has become more engaged on campus and in DC, and she is happy to be helping foster community as a coordinator this year. In her free time, she enjoys playing guitar and exploring the city.

“As a freshman, HOME was one of the first places on campus where I found people with common values and passions and where I felt my work and ideas mattered. This year, we are emphasizing community-building to give new student volunteers that same experience!” – Francesca H.