View of the entrance to Greenspun Hall.

Social Services

The Lincy Institute conducts and supports applied research that leads to improvements in many key community well-being indicators. The Social Service Sector supports the mission of The Lincy Institute by forging and strengthening university community collaborations that aim to build the capacity of local social service entities. Social service capacity building is pursued by initiating and convening partnerships, using Lincy capacity to assist nonprofits in leveraging their existing resources to attract federal funding, brokering data sharing agreements, promoting evidence-based solutions, and advancing programming advocacy. Ultimately the Social Service Sector partners with local service providers to investigate "what will work" as we endeavor to address some of the most pressing community issues.

"Ramona

Ramona Denby-Brinson

Dr. Ramona Denby-Brinson is the senior resident scholar of social services with The Lincy Institute at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) and professor in the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs School of Social Work.

Advisory Board

Social Service Collaborative

The Social Service Collaborative involves key leaders from the university and the local community who represent the interests of vulnerable children, adults, and families. The collaborative serves in an advisory capacity to The Lincy Institute by identifying and prioritizing the most pressing social issues impacting our community. The Social Service Collaborative devises strategies for engaging local nonprofits in an effort to enhance the existing work that they do on behalf of those community members who require social services. The Collaborative pinpoints and recommends a series of short-term, practical initiatives that are supported by The Lincy Institute with the goal of leveraging larger and more sustainable projects on behalf of the local community.