Our Performance and Evaluation and Planning Department partners with each of our programs to develop a plan for performance management that includes a logic model specifying the program’s target population, intended impact, resource investment, inputs, activities, and outcomes.
By tracking this information, we are able to see the real impact of our work — how our programs are performing on a daily basis, what practices should be replicated in other program areas, and where we should make any necessary modifications.
We also use data from national sources and state administrative databases to collect information on the communities in which we work in order to access the needs of children and families.
Recent blogs describing our work:
- A Tool for Helping Staff Translate Results into Action (AEA, 2017)
- Implementing Youth Photovoice for Strategic Planning [AEA, 2016]
- Understanding Propensity Score Matching as an Alternative to Randomized Control Trials [AEA, 2016]
- Conducting Youth-Driven Research for a Youth-Led Summit [AEA, 2015]
- Practical Tools for a Youth Research Camp [AEA, 2014]
- Using Data Visualization to Keep Your Logic Model Front and Center [AEA, 2013]
- Techniques for Involving Youth in Data Gathering and Interpretation [AEA, 2013]