Alabama is more than the sum of its government, schools, and economy. PARCA explores factors that make Alabama an ideal place to build a quality life.

PARCA provides:
Comparative studies of infrastructure and the built environment.
Explorations of health, poverty, community wellbeing.
Community Vitality Index.
Program evaluations of local nonprofits and social services providers.


Local Government 3.0

The following feature, which describes an alliance between the City of Montevallo, The University of Montevallo (UM), and Shelby County, Read the full release.  


Measuring Performance in Higher Education

K-12 education has been, in recent years, the subject of a massive amount of data-gathering and analysis. From individual classrooms Read the full release.  


Higher Education Enrollment Down Slightly in 2013

Enrollment at Alabama colleges and universities was down slightly this fall, according to data released this month by the Alabama Read the full release.