Evaluation 2017: From Learning to Action

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Evaluating Access and Assessment for Diverse Populations

Session Number: 2419
Track: Youth Focused Evaluation
Session Type: Roundtable
Tags: "hard to reach" populations, disabilities and other vulnerable popula, diverse populations, internal evaluation, youth-focused evaluation
Session Facilitator: Jill Young [Senior Director of Research and Evaluation - After School Matters]
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: After School Matters ATTN:Amanda Lambie [Manager of Research and Evaluation - After School Matters]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Michelle Lopez [Research and Evaluation Coordinator - After School Matters]
Time: Nov 09, 2017 (11:30 AM - 12:15 PM)
Room: PARK TWR STE 8219

Theme: Learning About Evaluation Use and Users
Audience Level: All Audiences

Session Abstract (150 words): 

Evaluators at After School Matters (ASM), a Chicago nonprofit that provides out-of-school-time programs to teens, have been charged with identifying gaps and providing recommendations to improve program access and evaluation tools for diverse teen populations. To ensure ASM teens are more representative of the Chicago public high school population, the organization recently identified Latinos, diverse learners, and males as groups to target for better access to programs and more relevant evaluation tools.

The presenters for this roundtable will share the steps ASM took as an organization to evaluate its work with these populations, identify the challenges that arose throughout this process, and share best practices and lessons learned. Attendees can expect to discuss the obstacles and barriers that diverse youth populations face as well as the challenges we have as evaluators in better serving and evaluating these populations.

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