Latinx Responsive Evaluation Discourse

LA RED TIG WEEK: How to Institute an Internal Culture of Evaluation by Susana Morales

Hola, my name is Susana Morales and I am so excited to be sharing with fellow evaluation practitioners. My work focuses on bicultural and bilingual evaluations with an emphasis on community health and community economic development. I come to this work from the belief that evaluation can create revolutions and demonstrate impact in communities of …

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LA RED TIG WEEK: What about Positionality? A Brief Reflection on How We Can Approach Participatory and Equity Evaluation by Jessica Saucedo and Tatiana Elisa Bustos

Hello LaRED TIG! We are Jessica Saucedo, a PhD student studying community psychology and Tatiana Elisa Bustos, PhD, with interests in health equity research, implementation science, and equitable evaluation with Indigenous and Latinx communities. Lately, we’ve been reflecting on how our positionality or stance influences any evaluation or research work. From Jessica I am a …

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LA RED TIG WEEK: Lessons Learned in Developing a COVID-19 Emergency Funds Response in Little Village Through a Culturally Responsive Evaluation (CRE) Lens by Alisha Garcia Flores and Quintiliano Rios Perez

¡Hola!  We are Alisha Garcia Flores and Quintiliano Rios Perez, two of four internal Evaluation and Data support staff at Enlace Chicago, a nonprofit based in the Little Village community. Our internal evaluation and data team support staff in database development and training, data analysis for grants, and evaluation efforts across our issue areas of …

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LA RED TIG WEEK: Preparing the Evaluation Field for Evaluators of Color in Modern Times by Sahiti Bhaskara, Wanda Casillas, and Jack Serna

We are Wanda Casillas, Sahiti Bhaskara, and Jack Serna, evaluators and applied researchers of color at different stages of our careers from starting our training to mid-career professionals. Wanda is a faculty member at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) with over 15 years of evaluation experience. Sahiti and Jack are students at CGU beginning their evaluation …

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LA RED TIG WEEK: Striving for Authenticity or Accuracy? by Art Hernandez

My name is Arthur (Art) Hernández, and I am a Professor at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas and a member of the LaRED TIG, among others. I have been an “evaluator” almost since the beginning of my career (which was a long time ago), certainly well before I understood that evaluation is …

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LA RED TIG WEEK: Why is Evaluation Important? A Perspective from a Nonprofit Organization by Ana Maria Martinez

Hello, I am Ana Maria Martinez, an immigrant from South America trying to be bilingual/bi-cultural in Sonoma County. I work at Humanidad Therapy Education Services as a Program Manager. My daily intention is to deliver something of value that generates health, help, happiness and dignity to all in need; particularly those in marginalized communities. In 2017, …

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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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