Latino/a Responsive Evaluation Discourse

Labor Day Week: Grisel M. Robles-Schrader on Honoring Norma Martinez-Rubin

This is part of a two-week series honoring our living evaluation pioneers in conjunction with Labor Day in the USA (September 5). ¡Saludos! I am Grisel M. Robles-Schrader, of the Center for Community Health at Northwestern University and Robles-Schrader Consulting, Chicago, IL. LA RED TIG is highlighting Latinx evaluators that inform the field of culturally responsive evaluation …

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LA RED Week: Efrain Gutierrez on Six Good Practices for Evaluators Working with Latino Communities in the US

This is Efrain Gutierrez with FSG. In the last three years, I’ve had the privilege of evaluating the Lumina Latino Student Success effort, an effort to increase college attainment among Latina/os in thirteen communities in the US using a collaborative place-based approach. Through my interaction with grantees and beneficiaries I have learned a few good …

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LA RED TIG Week: Asma Ali on Urban Planning, Evaluation and Latino Communities

Hello! I’m Asma Ali, Director of Evaluation, Measurement, and Assessment at the American Society for Clinical Pathology and President of the Chicagoland Evaluation Association. Urban areas in the United States are becoming increasingly diverse. Urban development efforts, urban sprawl, and other policies in U.S. cities during the last decade have caused racial demographic shifts in areas surrounding …

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LA RED TIG Week: Maria Jimenez and Andrea Guajardo on Getting Involved in One of AEA’s Newest TIGs

We are Dr. Maria Jimenez, Independent Evaluation Consultant in Los Angeles, CA, and Andrea Guajardo, MPH, Director of Community Health at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System in San Antonio, TX, core members of the newly formed LARED TIG network. The inaugural business meeting of the LA RED TIG was held at AEA 2015 in Chicago. …

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LA RED TIG Week: Art Hernandez on Latina/o Evaluation – Fight or Flight

My name is Art Hernandez and I am a Professor and Dean at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. I participated in one of the very early yearlong experiences as an AEA MSI Fellow and have served as the Director for several cohorts most recently this past year.   I serve and have served as evaluator and …

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LA RED TIG Week: Wanda Casillas Culturally Responsive Evaluation (CRE) and Diverse Latino Communities

I’m Wanda Casillas with Deloitte Consulting, LLP and am also Chair of Communications for the newly formed LARED Topical Interest Group. As a practitioner of culturally responsive evaluation (CRE) I have been wrestling with the question of what it means to be responsive to Latin@ populations specifically. Many of us that are Latin@ evaluators have …

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LA RED TIG Week: Lisa Aponte-Soto and Saúl I. Maldonado on Community, Culture, Language, and Power: Evaluators and Evaluation with a Latina/o Cultural Lens

¡Saludos! We are Lisa Aponte-Soto and Saúl I. Maldonado, co-chairs of the Latina/o Responsive Evaluation Discourse (LA RED) TIG and AEA GEDI alumni. Aponte-Soto is the National Program Deputy Director of RWJF New Connections at Equal Measure, and Maldonado is a lecturer at Santa Clara University’s School of Education. Content for our TIG Week features …

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