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LAWG Week: Engaging Youth to Improve Program Quality by Stella SiWan Zimmerman

Hello, my name is Stella SiWan Zimmerman, and I am the Founder and President of ACET, Inc. in Minneapolis, MN. A year ago, ACET was selected to evaluate the Hmong American Partnership’s 21st Century Community Learning grant from the Minnesota Department of Education. The Hmong American Partnership collaborates with the Community School of Excellence to …

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LAWG Week: Afterschool Programs: Young People are Evaluation Experts by Cheryl Meld

Greetings from McGregor, Minnesota! I am Cheryl Meld, Afterschool Program Director at McGregor Public School. McGregor is located in Greater Minnesota about 2.5 hours from the Twin Cities (120 miles). I am excited to share my experience about how to approach evaluating the complex 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program. This competitive grant …

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LAWG Week: MNEA and Youth Evaluation by Lauren Bloem

My name is Lauren Bloem. I’m an internal evaluator at AchieveMpls. As the strategic nonprofit partner of Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), AchieveMpls rallies community support to inspire and equip Minneapolis youth for careers, college, and life. I led a strategic project this year to learn how youth want to be consulted in Career and College …

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LAWG Week: Centering Youth by Claire Dunlap

My name is Claire Dunlap. I serve on the Minnesota Evaluation Association (MNEA) board as program co-chair and work at Youthprise as director of organizational effectiveness. I’m here to share how and why we engage youth in our processes and decisions at Youthprise, and it starts with our mission. Youthprise’s mission is to reduce disparities …

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LAWG Week: Evaluation Firms: Let’s Hire Youth! by Katie Fritz Fogel and Selam Tilahun

Hello! We’re Katie Fritz Fogel and Selam Tilahun, Research Associates at Rainbow Research, a nonprofit evaluation and applied community research firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In Flipping the Script: White Privilege and Community Building, Sally Leiderman challenges evaluators to imagine “What would anti-racist evaluation look like?” We see evaluation as one tool for anti-racist community building …

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LAWG Week: WOPASI: Indigenous Youth Research & Development Center by Wakinyan LaPointe

Wakinyan miye yelo Sicangu Lakota Oyate hematanhan. Lakowicoh’an waun welo. My name is Wakinyan LaPointe, I am from the Burnt Thigh Lakota Nation. I am here to kick off a full week of blogs about youth-engaged evaluation on behalf of the Minnesota Evaluation Association, acting as the Local Arrangements Working Group (LAWG) planning for AEA …

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LAWG Week: The Potential Impact of Twitter on Disseminating Evaluation Findings by Tania Jarosewich

Hello, my name is Tania Jarosewich, owner of Censeo Group, a northeast Ohio program evaluation firm that supports educational agencies and nonprofit organizations in evaluating their programmatic efforts. We northeast Ohio evaluators are excited to welcome you to Cleveland for Evaluation 2018. Check out the Rad Resources below for a list of Cleveland-focused Twitter feeds. …

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LAWG Week: Graphical Excellence by Douglas Clay

Hello, and welcome to Cleveland!  I’m Douglas Clay, a longtime Cleveland resident and evaluator with Candor Consulting.  I focus on data analysis and assessment training mostly with K-12 schools.  I’ve been in Cleveland long enough to remember when the Browns were a winning team, when the shopping centers were steel mills, and trendy Tremont was …

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LAWG Week: Great Lakes, Great Data: COVES implementation at The Great Lakes Science Center by Scott Vollmer

Hi, I’m Scott Vollmer, VP of STEM Learning at Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC) in Cleveland, Ohio.  I am passionate about my work and find that evaluation data is especially useful when trying to express my passion objectively. Since July 2017, we have been using COVES (the Collaboration for Ongoing Visitor Experience Studies) to collect …

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LAWG Week: Evaluation Without Borders: Giving Back During Evaluation 2018 by Seema Mahato

Greetings! I’m Seema Mahato, board member (student representative) for The Ohio Program Evaluator’s Group (OPEG) and a member of the Local Arrangements Working Group for Evaluation 2018. ‘Evaluation without Borders’, a pro-bono evaluation consulting program was piloted by Washington Evaluators at the 2017 AEA conference. As a participant of this event during AEA 2017, as a …

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