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Find Evaluation Programs and Opportunities with EvalYouth North America’s New Map by María Montenegro

EvalYouth North America logo. Image of people raising their hands surrounded by green, red, purple, and yellow people icons.
EvalYouth North America logo

Hi, I am María Montenegro and I am the co-founder and Chair of EvalYouth North America. EvalYouth North America is a recently formed chapter of the EvalYouth global network that aims to support young and emerging evaluators and to promote inclusion of youth in evaluation processes. Our chapter is the latest of several regional EvalYouth chapters, and will focus on young and emerging evaluators in the North America region.

Our chapter’s first contribution to the evaluation field is an interactive map of Programs and Opportunities in Evaluation. We developed this map to guide evaluators in our region looking to grow their career by pursuing professional development and engaging with the evaluation community. While not exhaustive, it works as a one-stop-shop especially helpful for those just entering the evaluation field that may not be familiar with all the opportunities available to them.

GIF of EvalYouth North America partners
GIF showing organizations in the map
What you can find in the map

The map includes organizations that provide evaluation-related programs and opportunities in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. It includes a variety of organizations including college/universities, evaluation agencies, professional development providers, and VOPEs or Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation.

The map also includes information on the programs and opportunities provided by each organization, including:

  • Post-secondary education programs
  • Case Competitions
  • Conferences
  • Jobs and Opportunities
  • Learning Resources
  • Mentoring Programs
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Scholarships/Awards
What you can use the map for

A few of the useful things you can do in the map include:

  • Visualize the organizations using three different “views” according to your needs.
  • Find organizations near you using the map view, which is similar to Google Maps
  • Find all organizations that provide a program or opportunity you are interesting in by using the “filters”
  • Explore post-secondary institutions that offer a specific program (Master’s Degree, Doctoral Degree, etc.) in an evaluation-related field
GIF of how to search the EvalYouth North America map
GIF showing how to search Master’s programs in the map
Sustaining this work

Organizations can request their information to be added, updated, or removed using a form included in the map. 

The map is the result of several volunteers’ hours. We will continue to update the map to ensure it reflects current opportunities for those in our region.

We hope you enjoy the map and look forward to engaging with the larger evaluation community across the region!

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