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Services We Offer

The Arthur J. Glatfelter Institute for Public Policy offers the following services:

  • Quantitative Data Collection
  • Survey Design
  • Focus Groups and Qualitative Research Methods
  • Primary and Secondary Data Analysis, Interpretation, Reporting, and Presentation
  • Program Evaluation
  • Policy Analysis and Consultation
  • Policy Development and Implementation
  • Educational and Community Events

For more information, or to discuss potential commissioned work, please contact Vinny Cannizzaro at vcannizzaro@ycp.edu.

Glatfelter Institute Services

Examples of Completed Work

  • 2017 York County Hispanic and Latinx Community Assessment

    Commissioned by the United Way of York County, the Institute completed foundational research to determine patterns and trends related to social issues and barriers preventing members of the Hispanic and Latinx populations from accessing and utilizing social services in York County. This research has been cited by government officials and nonprofit organizations as a catalyst for community change and action.

  • Red Lion Area School District Homelessness Assessment

    Through a collaboration between the Red Lion Area School District and the York County Commissioners, the Institute collected up-to-date and more expansive information regarding K–12 student homelessness in the Red Lion Area School District. The results have been incorporated into the school district’s five-year strategic plan and will allow it to receive more funding to combat homelessness for its student population.

  • Public Opinion on Open Space Protection in York County, Pennsylvania

    Commissioned by the York County Commissioners and the York County Land Protection Committee, the Institute executed large-scale data collection and analysis to determine the importance of open space protection to York County residents, as well as their willingness to support open space protection through tax increases. This research directly informed the policy decisions of the York County Commissioners to increase countywide property taxes and create a dedicated and sustainable funding stream specifically for the protection of open space.