Unlocking potential through learning and growth
As expectations for proof of program success continues to rise, the emphasis on performance evaluation has increased. However, we believe that success is defined by more than just the measurable outcome, it is about the impact we have on unlocking the human potential. In addition to outcome evaluation, YD Eval is committed to supporting all aspects of the learning and growth experience that you strive to provide our youth.
What We Do
Our evaluations regularly examine the theoretical foundation in which they are based, the quality of program implementation, and the impact of the program. Evaluation findings are used to identify effective strategies for optimizing positive outcomes, drive organizational improvement, and satisfy accountability requirements. Since 2004, YD Eval has published more than 75 technical evaluation reports, published peer reviewed articles in leading evaluation and youth developmental journals, and presented findings at scientific and practitioner conferences.
Program evaluation is more than just outcome evaluation. At YD Eval, we begin with your logic model, look at your operational implementation, and then provide thought partnership towards your long-term impact.
For a college readiness program, our 6-year partnership has resulted in enhanced services geared towards igniting the full potential of first-generation college students.
Read more about our case study on Program Evaluation.
Continuous Quality Improvement
Improvement can only be tied to strategy when accompanied by an accurate and consistent feedback system. As such, evaluation must play a pivotal role in long-term strategic growth of your program.
An ongoing partnership with a student enrichment program has increased the quality of engaging activities that support achievement and promote social, emotional, physical development beyond the regular school day.
Read more about our case study on Continuous Quality Improvement.
Sustainable expansion of any program hinges on the accurate awareness of both capabilities as well as limitations. Evaluation can be an effective tool for inventorying a program's assets to ensure long-term growth.
Through a decade-long partnership with an after-school program, we have provided training and resources to improve the capacity of the agency to conduct and use evaluation in their everyday work.
Read more about our case study on Capacity Building.
Our clients are as committed as YD Eval in the mission to provide high quality programs that allow young people to flourish and thrive. The programs and organizations we work with are committed to a continuous quality improvement mindset through our evaluation work. Evaluation is not a box to check off but rather a beneficial process that inspires us to provide the best possible services for our stakeholders. The following are just a select few of our amazing partners.