Institute for Transnational Research and Development


The Institute for Transnational Research and Development is dedicated to the holistic regeneration of communities by engaging members in reflection and strategic action rooted firmly in their contexts. ITRD understands the inter-connectivity of communities across national borders, thereby working to strengthen their natural networks and flows.

ITRD engages in the following activities:


1. Research


ITRD works with community-stakeholders to design and participate in high-quality research that will enable them to envision new realities by:



2. Capacity Building


ITRD equips community champions to develop the capacity to act on social issues that matter through



3. Evaluation


ITRD partners with community-based organizations to evaluate their activities and to formulate new strategies of action by:



4. Economic Development


ITRD assists community-based organizations to develop projects that will result in economic growth that is sustainable and has potential for transforming the communities through:



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For More Information Contact:
Grace R. Dyrness, D.P.D.S.
Tel. 626.675.8245
Fax 626.794.5076


Rebecca J. Gifford, DMin

Tel. 909-575-7100