Applied Research and Evaluation


Through teaching and training, evaluating programs, and applying research to practice, the Applied Research and Evaluation team aims to improve the capacity of our non-profit and governmental partners to serve children and families. Our team helps partners develop sensible and feasible evaluation plans, integrate research evidence into practice in a pragmatic manner, and identify impact opportunities where the social needs, research knowledge, and organizational missions converge. Our interdisciplinary team is comprised of experienced professionals, with expertise in developmental, educational, social, and community psychology; program evaluation; business management; social work; teaching and instruction; and statistics. We collaborate with partners across practitioner, policy, and research arenas. Our current portfolio of projects pertains to youth development, out of school time, family support, juvenile justice interventions, and communication methods and issues relating to the children’s agenda.