Researchers often approach community-based organizations as an access point to engage underserved populations in studies. In this article, 5 representatives of community organizations present their perspectives on the complexity of researcher-community partnerships and the nuances of engaging Haitian, Ethiopian, Somali, Chinese, and Asian/Pacific Islander populations in research. Each representative presents recommendations for gaining trust and understanding within their communities and challenge researchers to move beyond seeking knowledge and into social action that improves the lives of their constituents.

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