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CEA Week: Partnerships for Networking and Evaluation Capacity Building by Lisa Aponte-Soto

Hello! ¡Saludos! I’m Lisa Aponte-Soto, an AEA GEDI alumna, Latinx Responsive Evaluation Discourse (La RED) TIG chair, and CEA local affiliate member. I currently serve as Associate Director of Community Engaged Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. La RED and CEA foster communities of practice to exchange ideas and enhance collective learning around evaluation …

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CEA Week: Evaluating Community Engagement Support & Resources by Grisel M. Robles-Schrader and Keith A. Herzog

We are Grisel M. Robles-Schrader and Keith A. Herzog of the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute. The Center for Community Health (CCH), which is one of 10 centers and programs within NUCATS, is specifically charged with offering support and resources to catalyze and support meaningful community and academic engagement across the research …

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CEA Week: Alternate Local Affiliate Experiences by Matt Feldmann

Hello, I am Matt Feldmann, the principal researcher and owner of Goshen Education Consulting, Inc. (http://www.gosheneducationconsulting.com). I am a member of the Chicago Evaluation Association and the President of the Evaluation Association of St. Louis (EASL). I began my local affiliate experience as a member of the Chicagoland Evaluation Association because I had contracts in …

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CEA Week: Valuing Youth Voices in Evaluation by Amanda Lambie, Cara Karter, and Michelle Lopez

Hello, we are Amanda Lambie, Cara Karter, and Michelle Lopez, three members of the Research & Evaluation team at After School Matters. As internal evaluators for an out-of-school time provider, we highly value youth voice as an essential ingredient in positive youth development. So we love that this year’s AEA theme is Speak Truth to …

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CEA Week: Fostering a Learning Community to Improve the Health and Well-Being of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations by Dylan Felt and Peter Lindeman

Hi everyone, Dylan Felt and Peter Lindeman here with the EDIT Program at Northwestern University’s Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing. Our team focuses on fostering a learning community to improve the health and wellbeing of sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations in Chicago and beyond. Our work has taught us that …

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CEA Week: Living and Learning with A Local AEA Affiliate by Asma Ali and Leah C. Neubauer

Welcome to the Chicagoland Evaluation Association’s (CEA) week of AEA 365. We are Asma Ali, President and Leah C. Neubauer, Past President of CEA. CEA begin many years ago as a forum for evaluation professionals and students in the Chicagoland area to network, exchange ideas and knowledge, and participate in professional development activities that promote …

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CEA Week: Holly Lewandowski on Encouraging Clients to Think Evaluatively to Strengthen their Programs

My name is Holly Lewandowski. I am the owner of Evaluation for Change, Inc. a consulting firm that specializes in program evaluation, grant writing, and research for nonprofits, state agencies, and universities. I worked as an internal evaluator for nonprofits for ten years prior to starting my business four years ago. There have been some …

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CEA Week: Mimi Doll on How to Handle Scope Creep

My name is Mimi Doll, the owner of Candeo Consulting, Inc., an independent consulting firm that builds organizations’ capacity to create meaningful change in the communities they serve. Sometimes we can prevent scope creep with good planning, other times no matter how good our preparation is, clients either don’t have a clear sense of what …

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CEA Week: Tania Rempert, Leanne Kallemeyn, David Ensminger, and Megan Polanin on Developing Evaluation Capacity Through Coaching

Greetings!  I am Tania Rempert, a Research Associate at University of Illinois, Champaign. This post is written together with my colleagues Leanne Kallemeyn, David Ensminger, and Megan Polanin from Loyola University in Chicago. We would like to share our preliminary findings of a case study examining evaluation coaching activities that have taken place at the …

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CEA Week: Sarah Rand on Online Evaluation Reports

Greetings from the University of Chicago. I am Sarah Rand, Associate Project Director and Research and Evaluation Associate at the Center for Elementary Math and Science Education (CEMSE). A challenge for every evaluator is to present findings in informative way that will be useful to the client. This summer our team evaluated Google’s computer science …

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