Virtual Data Parties

Virtual Data Parties A fun and interactive way to share evaluation findings with stakeholders

Data Parties are one of our favorite ways to co-construct meaning of data! They make data fun and interactive, and can lead to meaningful conversations and action! The implications of taking lessons learned and translating them into actionable steps toward program improvement has only become more immediate over the past year. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri Uses a Data Party to Share Evaluation Findings

African American big brother sitting next to a African American teenage boy

In February 2020, we hosted a data interpretation party with over 60 Big Brother Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri (BBBSEMO) leaders and staff. The Evaluation Center uses data parties to engage stakeholders’ with the evaluation data. Together with our partners, we co-construct interpretations of the data and brainstorm recommendations based on the evaluation findings. The […]

A Needs Assessment of Low-Income and Senior Illinois Residents

Land of Lincoln Legal Aid Report Snapshot

The Evaluation Center recently completed a community needs assessment for the Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, a not-for-profit corporation that provides free civil legal services to low-income and senior residents in 65 counties in central and southern Illinois. Their core priorities include: safe and affordable housing, family safety and stability, consumer protection, education, healthcare, utilities, […]

Coming Home for Good Provides Infographic Inspiration

Coming Home for Good Report

RELINK is a St. Louis Integrated Health Network (IHN) initiative that combines one-on-one support with referrals to committed community partners in health, mental health, housing, employment, and education. The Evaluation Center has partnered with the RELINK initiative since 2016. IHN and the Evaluation Center recognized the need to share the progress and effectiveness of the […]

The Healthy Schools Toolkit Launched

Cover of Healthy Schools Toolkit

The Healthy Schools Toolkit was launched in summer 2019 after two years of research with two St. Louis school districts. The toolkit is designed to help education leaders build healthy school communities that support the whole child and lead to student success. The Healthy Schools Toolkit is grounded in the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole […]