Edward Parker has been a data analyst with Philliber Research & Evaluation since 1992. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Utica College of Syracuse University, and a Master of Arts degree in Sociology from the State University of New York, College at New Paltz. His experience at Philliber is diverse and includes evaluation of projects involved with young fathers, teen pregnancy, housing, the homeless, needle exchange, HIV/AIDS, prison, high school initiatives, and after school tutorial programs. His responsibilities include creating program models, designing forms for use in evaluations, SPSS and STATA programming, data analyses, graphic design, and creating reports and presentations.
KEY OR RECENT PROJECTS
The Harlem Children’s Zone works to create significant, positive opportunities and outcomes for children living in a 24-block area of Central Harlem by helping parents, residents, teachers, and other key stakeholders create a safe learning environment for youth. The Initiative, which began in 1997, supports children’s intellectual, emotional, and physical growth from the time their parents are pregnant until the children enter college or the labor force. Philliber has evaluated the Baby College and Harlem Gems programs of the Harlem Children’s Zone since its inception.
The New Mexico Young Fathers Program serves adolescent fathers, half of whom are incarcerated. The program seeks employment for these fathers and encourages them to assume active roles as fathers to their children. Philliber has been collecting and analyzing data for this program for more than 10 years.
Los Angeles Urban League’s Neighborhoods @ Work Initiative has initiatives in education, employment, housing, safety, and health in the Park Mesa Heights section of Los Angeles. This neighborhood change project includes monitoring of community-wide indicators, in addition to program evaluation and comparison with other similar neighborhoods.
New Morning Foundation supports programs designed to prevent teen pregnancy in South Carolina. These programs use science-based curricula, case management of high-risk children, and a clinic referral and connection system to accomplish this goal. Philliber maintains clinic data for these programs, conducts annual school-wide surveys, and helps to create and analyze data from those receiving curricula.