Latinx Responsive Evaluation Discourse

LaRED TIG Week: Building our culture of evaluation with high staff engagement–lessons learned from an internal (nonprofit) evaluation team by Alisha Garcia Flores, Vianney Leon, and Matthew Silva

(Spanish version) ?Buenos días! We are Alisha Garcia Flores, Vianney Leon, and Matthew Silva — representing an internal evaluation and data team at Enlace Chicago in the Little Village community, Chicago, Illinois.  Enlace Chicago is a community-based nonprofit that strives to build the capacity of Little Village stakeholders to confront systemic inequities and social injustices. …

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LaRED TIG Week: Lessons Learned from Community-Engaged Evaluations by Jessica Saucedo and Tatiana Elisa Bustos

(Spanish version) Hello! We are Jessica Saucedo and Tatiana Elisa Bustos, PhD students studying community psychology with interests in health equity research, implementation science, and equitable evaluation with Indigenous and Latinx communities. We wanted to share our experiences completing community-engaged evaluation internships in the context of first-generation doctoral students and in relation to engaging marginalized …

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LaRED TIG Week: Utilizing Latinx college peer leaders as institutional agents of change by Oscar Cerna

(Spanish version) My name is Oscar Cerna, and I’m an Evaluation Research Associate at MDRC in Oakland, CA. At the risk of stating the obvious, the population of Latinx students attending college will continue to grow and diversify. Many higher education institutions have recognized this demographic shift and know they must equally increase their attention …

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LaRED TIG Week: Chocolate Cake Making: How the Mission Promise Neighborhood implements the Collective Impact Approach as a recipe to achieve results by Liz Cortez

(Spanish version)  Hi, I’m Liz Cortez, Associate Director of the Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN) Initiative at the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) in the Mission District of San Francisco, CA. My career has always focused on advancing social justice by working with communities of color to improve outcomes in financial stability and education. I am …

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LaRED TIG Week: Becoming Culturally Responsive During COVID-19 Era by Diana Lemos

(Spanish version) Hello fellow evaluators! I am Diana Lemos from the Center for Health Equity at the American Medical Association in Chicago, IL. Our nation’s approach to the COVID-19 epidemic has left us with many important lessons and difficult learnings. At the Center, we built an ongoing repository of health equity-focused resources to identify and …

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LaRED TIG Week: Deepening our ability to understand our Latinx communities and our culturally responsive approaches by Grisel M. Robles-Schrader, Susana Morales and David Garcia

(Spanish version) ?Saludos! We are Grisel M. Robles-Schrader, Susana Morales and David Garcia from the Latinx Responsive Evaluation Discourse (La RED) Topical Interest Group (TIG). We are excited to be kicking off this AEA365 week in advance of Hispanic/Latino/Latinx heritage month which begins mid-September. To center Latinx voices in evaluation, one must first recognize that …

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LA RED TIG Week: How you see Latina/o/x communities. Do you see Latina/o/x communities? by Grisel M. Robles-Schrader

Hola/Hi, I’m Grisel M. Robles-Schrader, co-chair of the Latinx Responsive Evaluation Discourse (La RED) TIG with David Garcia. Long before recent events in El Paso, Texas and Gilroy, California, Latina/o/x communities have been the center of political, social, and media messaging claiming that we are not legitimate, contributing members in American society and culture. Diversity and …

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LA RED TIG Week: Language Justice in Evaluation by Ana Paula Noguez Mercado, Ada Palotai and Susan Ghanbarpour

Para leer esta entrada de blog en español, presione aquí: La Justicia Linguistica en la Evaluacion. Authors’ Note: We regret that most links in this entry are only available in English, a disparity that we acknowledge further perpetuates the very issue of linguicism we discuss here. We will do what we can to furnish AEA with …

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LA RED TIG Week: Evaluating Culturally-Specific Services in Latinx-Serving, Gender-Based Violence Organizations by Josephine V. Serrata & Rebecca Rodriguez

Hello, we are evaluators who work alongside Latinx-serving organizations. Josephine V. Serrata, Ph.D. is an independent evaluation consultant and licensed psychologist in Austin, Texas and Rebecca Rodriguez, Ph.D. (Atlanta, GA) is the director of research and evaluation at the National Latina Network for Healthy Families and Communities, a project of Casa de Esperanza, a nationally …

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LA RED TIG Week: Let’s Talk About Race by Elizabeth DiLuzio

Hi, my name is Elizabeth DiLuzio, and I’m the Manager of Evaluation and Strategy at Good Shepherd Services in New York City. Today, I want to talk about race. As evaluators, we are united by a commitment to social justice. Yet when is the last time you stopped to consider what it means when race …

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