Latino/a Responsive Evaluation Discourse

Reflections on Privilege When Working with Latin@ Communities: Perspectives from a Student Evaluator by Sarah Fleming

Greetings! I am Sarah Fleming, MSW, Grants & Evaluation Coordinator at Casa de Esperanza. I have been fortunate to work with amazing evaluators such as Dr. Josie Serrata and Dr. Rebecca Rodriguez at our National Latin@ Research Center on Family and Social Change and experienced Latin@ practitioners like Ivette Izea-Martinez in our community-based domestic violence …

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Cultural responsive evaluation in reproductive health programs targeting Latinos by Maritza Concha

Hello, I am Maritza Concha, the Principal Evaluator and owner of Covian Consulting, My expertise is primarily with evaluating programs that target the Latino community and other communities that are hard to reach such as refugees and victims of human trafficking. Growing up in a Latino family, I have been exposed to cultural beliefs that …

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LA RED TIG Week: Beyond the zero-impact result: have you checked the spillover effects? By María Fernanda Rodrigo

Greetings! I am María Fernanda Rodrigo and I am a Senior Associate evaluator at the Office of Evaluation and Oversight at the Inter-American Development Bank, where my research focuses on productive sectors. Have you ever found zero effects in your impact evaluation? After incorporating many specifications, the data is clear: your program has no effect …

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LA RED TIG Week: Challenges and Opportunities of Disaggregated Data by Rasec Niembro

I’m Rasec Niembro, an evaluator with over 6 years’ experience in Latin America, currently working as a consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank’s Office of Evaluation and Oversight. In evaluation, we know that what cannot be measured cannot be improved. As practitioners, we share the responsibility not only in terms of producing objective information but …

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LA RED TIG Week: Evaluar con confianza es mejorar / Evaluation with trust is improvement by Susana Morales

My name is Susana Morales and I am the Co-Founder of Communities in Collaboration | Comunidades en Colaboración. I am also a member of La Red TIG, YFE TIG, and the IC TIG and locally support the San Francisco Bay Area Evaluators and Applied Researchers group. During this short piece, I want to discuss working …

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LA RED TIG Week: Evaluators as Allies by Asma M. Ali and Grisel M. Robles-Schrader

This is Asma Ali, of AA & Associates, and Grisel Robles-Schrader, of Northwestern University, from Chicago. Along with many colleagues, we are core members of the Latinx Responsive Evaluation Discourse (LaRED) Topical Interest Group. As members of LaRED, we are often asked whether the group is only for Latinx evaluators. By design, LaRED is inclusive …

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LA RED TIG Week: Understanding Systemic Trauma When Working With Latinx Communities by Josephine V. Serrata, Gabriela Hurtado Alvarado, & Laurie Cook Heffron

Hello, we are evaluators, researchers and practitioners who work alongside Latinx communities in Austin, TX. Josephine V. Serrata, Ph.D. is an independent evaluation consultant and licensed psychologist, Gabriela Hurtado Alvarado, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and research program manager at the University of Texas at Austin, and Laurie Cook Heffron, Ph.D. is a licensed …

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LA RED TIG Week: Evaluation Approaches with Latinx Communities by Lisa Aponte-Soto, Grisel M. Robles-Schrader and Arthur Hernandez

¡Saludos! We are Lisa Aponte-Soto, Grisel M. Robles-Schrader, and Arthur Hernandez co-chairs of the Latinx Responsive Evaluation Discourse Network or La RED TIG. Lisa Aponte-Soto, PhD, MHA serves as Associate Director of Community Engaged Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Grisel Robles-Schrader, MPA is the Research Portfolio Manager, Center for Community Health and …

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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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LA RED TIG Week: Polycephaly and the Evaluator of Color by Wanda Casillas

My name is Wanda Casillas, and I am an evaluator with Deloitte Consulting, LLC. I am a member of LA RED, the MIE TIG, and an alum of AEA’s GEDI Program. I have been privileged to be under the care of AEA’s community since I was born into the evaluation world. I have been mentored, …

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