Capacity Building

We can lead you in conducting capacity building evaluations.

A few select recent or key projects that included capacity building evaluations:

Boys & Girls Harbor Capacity Building, Boys & Girls Harbor

Boys & Girls Harbor in Harlem, NY provides three educational programs to nearly 1,000 youth from low socio-economic backgrounds each year. These youth range in age from pre-K through high school. Philliber conducted a capacity building project involving the creation of program logic models, success metrics, and a customized online database and dashboard to summarize key indicators in real time and allow staff to see results by individual, subgroup, or program.

Family Life and HIV/AIDS Education Programme, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation funded Philliber to evaluate the impact of a Family Life and HIV Education Programme in the junior and senior high schools of Lagos State. Part of that evaluation looked at the impact of teacher training on how the curriculum was being offered and the topics included by teachers. An analysis of this curriculum was also completed to inform the development of outcomes measures among students. The project lasted for 5 years and included training university professors in Nigeria who subsequently added evaluation training to their university curricula.

Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America

Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America identifies promising low-income public high school students and works to develop their leadership and academic skills to enable them to obtain entrance into the nation’s top colleges. Philliber is documenting the success of their efforts. Philliber created two databases to keep track of the Scholars and to help with Scholar recruitment. Philliber also produces reports on the outcomes of each Scholar cohort.

Stronger Together, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands/Office of Population Affairs (formerly the Office of Adolescent Health)

Stronger Together is a teen pregnancy prevention program providing capacity building assistance to youth serving organizations replicating evidence-based programs. Two Northwest Coalition of Adolescent Health partners, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands and Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette, have provided capacity building assistance with eleven high risk youth serving organizations in three states. These organizations were selected for participation after completing a readiness assessment process. Two additional organizations completed the readiness assessment process but were not selected. Philliber is conducting an implementation study of this program.

The Partnership for the Homeless, The O’Neill Foundation

The Partnership for the Homeless in New York City created its Education Rights Project to serve the educational needs of children in homeless and near-homeless families. These families received intensive case management services and group interventions designed to help them become learning supports for their children and develop advocacy skills to work with their children’s schools. School staff received training to understand and thus better serve, homeless children in their classrooms. Philliber provided assistance to finalize a logic model for the program and to create a data collection system and instruments to support the program’s evaluation.

United Way for Southeastern Michigan

The United Way of South Eastern Michigan received a Social Innovation Fund grant to provide fragile families in the Detroit metro area with enhanced access to social services through the Family Checkup Model. Philliber is conducting a randomized controlled trial to document the impact of the Model on families and children.

Women’s Sports Foundation

Women’s Sports Foundation works to equalize access to sports for women and girls. The regional project is a capacity building initiative in Western New York and Southeast Michigan. For this evaluation Philliber administers capacity building assessment tools, as well as the Youth Athletic Fitness Survey, program leaders surveys.

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