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(Photo by Yusef Najafi) As part of our series highlighting our network members, meet an organization making a difference in the lives of survivors. In this conversation we speak with the Gender and Health Program Manager of  La Clínica del Pueblo, Dilcia Molina. What brought you to the work of supporting […]

According to The Representation Project, the documentary film, “The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. “Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages […]

In this conversation our Director of Research and Evaluation, Dr. Lillie Macias, speaks with the University of New Haven’s Director of Community Psychology, Dr. Melissa Whitson, about COVID-19 and its impact on gender-based violence. 

How is the theory of change created? A Theory of Change (also known as the Pathway of Change) is a strategy that allows us to identify and explain all of the necessary steps and conditions required to create long-term changes in our community. The Theory of Change is a strategy that […]

What is community-centered evidence-based practice (EBP)? This section explores a community-centered EBP (evidence based practice) approach that we adapted along with many test-tasters, including practitioners, community members and other researchers/evaluators. This EBP approach is meant to align with the work of community-based, culturally-specific organizations that work alongside community members. We hope […]

Indigenous evaluation The value of documenting your program’s recipe through program evaluation is that you can adjust your ingredients or modify your steps for different community taste-testers. In this toolkit we described the utility of logic models for program evaluation and exploring what ingredients go into making your services or initiative. […]

Empowerment evaluation Empowerment evaluation supports program improvement by giving organizations and community members the tools to take ownership of the evaluation process. While there are similarities with participatory evaluation, empowerment evaluation has more emphasis on giving program staff, volunteers, and others involved in delivering a program or initiative (the chefs of […]

Developing questions Consider inviting community members to contribute to the model development. Think about a logic model as a “living” document, flexible, open to different perspectives, and changing as the program grows and changes too. Logic model discussions can help spur evaluation questions about the process, activities, or outcomes of programs. […]

Choosing an external evaluator Oftentimes we find ourselves with the possibility of having to hire a person or team of evaluators outside of the organization. This situation opens the door to new experiences and it would be helpful to have someone who already has experience working in your community. To help […]

Evaluation plan This section will help you develop an evaluation plan around the culturally specific elements of your work. In order to build the best plan possible, please familiarize yourself with the background content that went into developing this section. Here is a step by step process for this section. First, […]