culturally responsive evaluation

BECOME Week: Uniquely Communicating about Evaluation by Revolution MacIness

Namaste, my name is Revolution MacInnes and I’m the Senior Advisor at Become, a nonprofit in Chicago using culturally responsive evaluation (CRE) as a tool in manifesting racial equity and justice with communities of color. CRE has an incredible power to transform people, programs, organizations, and communities. Understanding that CRE is built on a foundation …

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BECOME Week: Lessons Learned in applying Culturally Responsive Evaluation in Building Computational Thinking by Mila Kachovska

Hi, I’m Mila Kachovska, a Fellow of Become. I often ask myself and our partners, “How does culture influence us?” Culture shapes our thoughts and perceptions in all areas of life, from interactions with friends and family, to conducting work, to how language is used, to how problems are solved, and challenges faced. Culturally Responsive …

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BECOME Week: Culturally Responsive Evaluation on a Shoestring Budget by Dominica McBride

Hi, my name is Dominica McBride and I’m Founder and CEO of Become, a nonprofit using culturally responsive evaluation (CRE) as a tool in realizing social justice and thriving communities. We view the following components as essential to CRE: 1) learning and responding to the culture of the community throughout the evaluation, 2) partnering with …

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MSI Fellowship Week: Using geographic thinking to understand a wide range of SDOH and identification of at-risk groups in affected communities by Imelda K Moise

Hello!  My name is Imelda K Moise, Assistant Professor in the Departments of Geography and Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami, Florida. Prior to this, I was a GIS /Global Health M&E Advisor, a Research Specialist and spent six years as a Peace Corps technical trainer in Zambia. Because of these experiences, much …

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MSI Fellowship Week: Using Culturally-Appropriate Theory to Address the Needs of Vulnerable Populations by Nicole Henley

Hello!  My name is Nicole Henley, an Assistant Professor and Health Care Management Program Coordinator in the Department of Health Science and Human Ecology at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB).  My research interests are access to health care for vulnerable populations and social determinants of health.  The main courses I teach are: Health Services …

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MSI Fellowship Week: Naomi Hall-Byers on the Importance of Social and Cultural Context in Culturally Responsive Evaluation by Naomi Hall-Byers

Greetings! I am Naomi Hall-Byers, an Associate Professor of Psychology at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. I am also a 2017 Minority Serving Institution fellow. During last year’s annual conference, my cohort and I explored the intersection between the social determinants of health (SDOH) and culturally responsive evaluation (CRE). SDOH are social and environmental …

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MSI Fellowship Week: All Evaluation Requires Cultural Responsiveness by Arthur Hernandez

My name is Arthur Hernandez and I am a Professor at the University of the Incarnate Word. I have served as evaluator and teacher of evaluation and am very interested in the processes of cultural responsiveness in practice. Lesson Learned: It seems to be generally accepted that cultural context influences the manner in which individuals perceive …

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GEDI Week: Bridges: Paying Attention to Connections by Monique Liston

Peace! My name is Dr. Monique Liston and I am a GEDI alum. I enjoyed every minute of my internship year and consider my cohort close friends in the professional and academic world. GEDI exposed me to evaluation as a profession. While I felt like I lacked evaluator skills because of the limitations of my …

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GEDI Week: Innovatively Engaging Stakeholders Using Culturally Responsive Evaluation Methods by Yamelith Aguilar and Tiffinie Jana’e Cobb

Greetings from alumnae of the GEDI cohort, Ohana. We are Yamelith Aguilar, MPH, and Tiffinie Jana’e Cobb, MPH. Today’s notes are based on our reflections on incorporating culturally responsive evaluation (CRE) in multiple evaluation phases. CRE is a growing movement in the evaluation field that demands our attention to the complex cultural context in play. …

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GEDI Week: Lessons to Practice: Important Memories from a Year of CRE Training by Ammy Sena and Jenifer “Lucy” Rogers

“We don’t see the world as it is. We see it as we are.” – Anais Nin, poet Hello! We are Ammy Sena and Jenifer “Lucy” Rogers. Cultural awareness of ourselves and of others is a critical step for fair, meaningful evaluations. As 2016-2017 GEDI scholars, we had the opportunity to learn about culturally responsive …

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