Action Research Communities (ARCs) are ways members create small but active groups of people who want to share resources, strategies, practices and ideas around a specific topic. They are established as the needs and interests of ARNA members evolve. At present we have a number of groups that have started, with some more active than others. We are also encouraging the formation of new groups.

To join a community or to create a new group, please contact co-chairs Aubrey Uresti ( and Suzy Thomas (

ARCs… in action.

Check out the new interactive ARC page by clicking the image below.
Addressing Food Insecurity

Chair : Donna Benson (

Alessandra Piccoli (

Early Childhood Education

Co-Chair : Mina Kim, San Francisco State University (

Graduate Students

Chair: Yanik Müller, McGill University (

Health Equity

Chair: Nancy Murphy, Red Bank, NJ (

Mary Canales, Eau Claire, WI (
Gennifer Holt, Durham, NC, (
Nelly Gomez, Vancouver, BC, (
Shari Laliberte, Vancouver, BC, (
Abe Oudshoorn, London, Ontario, (
Maggie Pharris, St. Paul, MN, (
Erin Yeagley, Arlington, VA, (
Erika Turley: Seattle, WA, (
Luciana Cordeiro, Pelotas, Brazil (

Musical Learning Community
The Musical Learning Community is a space aimed at the synchronicity of interactions with our ecosystems. It is a process of learning the operations of the mind, the spirit, and the body. We aim at redirecting social domination towards balanced collective inter-action, defining our mutual needs, and opening spaces to foster our natural tendencies to create with each other.
Conductor: Víctor Manuel Rubio Carrillo (

Participatory Action Research & Popular Education

Chair: Camilo Manchola, University of Brasilia (

School Counseling

Chair: Scott Merkel (


School Leadership

Co-Chairs: Randy Ziegenfuss ( and Lynn Fuini-Hetten (, Salisbury Township School District

Supporting the Teaching of Action Research (STAR)

Our STAR community works collaboratively in a learning circle to provide resources, ideas, and strategies to support the teaching of action research.  We have developed a website with topics and resources, a STAR newsletter published 3x a year around teaching issues and strategies, and a weekly Action Research Teaching blog for more interaction among members around ideas, methods, and strategies for supporting the teaching of action research.

Join STAR! 

Facilitator: Margaret Riel, Pepperdine University (

Anne Margaret Moseley (
Baptiste Godrie (
Candace Kaye (
Carlos Chiu (
Christine Lechner (
Clotilde Lomeli Agruel (
Kathy Shafer (
Kimmie Tang (
Laura Irene Dino Morales (
Linda & Keith Purrington (
Linda Purrington (
Ron Morgan (
Sonia Rodriguez (
Teri Marcos (

Past Members
Donna Azodi
Jennifer Robins


Youth Participatory Action Research

Co-Chairs: Catalina Tang Yan, Boston University School of Social Work (, and Paula Elias, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (