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From the Director's Desk

An introduction to the issue on Evaluating Community-Based Initiatives by HFRP's Founder & Director, Heather B. Weiss, Ed.D.

Theory & Practice

Sustainability: Does Evaluation Have a Role?

Julia Coffman and Marielle Bohan-Baker of HFRP offer ideas for how evaluation can ensure that initiative stakeholders discuss sustainability before it is too late to be useful.

Promising Practices

Using Geographic Data for Neighborhood Revitalization

Josh Kirschenbaum and Victor Rubin from PolicyLink discuss the uses of community mapping.

Promising Practices

Alternative Designs for Community-Based Research: Pittsburgh’s Early Childhood Initiative

Stephen Bagnato, Robert Grom, and Leon Haynes describe an evaluation design that provides scientific rigor in a community setting.

Spotlight

Hand in Hand—Evaluation and Organizational Development

Andrew Mott, Director of the Community Learning Project and former Executive Director of the Center for Community Change, on the importance of building on grassroots approaches to assessment and learning.

Spotlight

Facing the Challenge of Evaluating a Complex, Multi-Site Initiative

Beth Weitzman and Diana Silver from New York University’s Center for Health and Public Service Research share their experience integrating a comparison group design into a theory of change approach.

Spotlight

Community Youth as Evaluators

Christopher Wimer reflects on the role youth can play in evaluation.

Questions & Answers

A Conversation with Prudence Brown

Prudence Brown from the Program on Philanthropy and Community Change at the Chapin Hall Center for Children, University of Chicago, talks to HFRP about new approaches to community initiatives and the role of philanthropy in community change.

Beyond Basic Training

Storytelling and Statistics: A Synergistic Combination

Deborah Johnson illustrates how storytelling can help uncover powerful impacts with two case studies from the Boys and Girls Club.

Evaluations to Watch

Mixed Methods and Moving to Opportunity

Elisabeth Jacobs discusses mixed-methods research in a policy context, highlighting the demonstration program Moving to Opportunity.

Evaluations to Watch

Community Collaboration 90806: A Partnership to Increase School Readiness in Long Beach

Marielle Bohan-Baker describes the instructive and collaborative approach to planning and evaluation of six community partners in Long Beach, California.

Ask the Expert

Xavier de Souza Briggs on Community Building

Xavier de Souza Briggs, founder of the Art and Science of Community Problem-Solving Project at Harvard University, discusses the limitations and possibilities of using evaluation to improve community building.

Ask the Expert

Xavier de Souza Briggs on Community Building: Expanded Web Only Version

Xavier de Souza Briggs, founder of the Art and Science of Community Problem-Solving Project at Harvard University, discusses the limitations and possibilities of using evaluation to improve community building in an expanded web only version of the printed article.

New & Noteworthy

A list of new resources on the evaluation of community-building efforts, including reports, tools, and organizations of interest.

New & Noteworthy: Expanded Web Only Version

This web only version of the New & Noteworthy section features an expanded list of new resources on the evaluation of community-building efforts, including reports, tools, and organizations of interest.

This issue of The Evaluation Exchange was published by Harvard Family Research Project, edited by Marielle Bohan-Baker, Research Associate, and produced by Stacey Miller, Publications/Communications Manager and Tezeta Tulloch, Publications Assistant. All rights reserved. This periodical may not be reproduced whole or in part without written permission from the publisher. To request reprint permission, email hfrp_pubs@gse.harvard.edu.

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