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Early Childhood Interventions

Early Childhood Interventions

RAND Corporation | 2005

This document is an objective review and synthesis of current research that addresses the potential for various forms of early childhood intervention to improve outcomes for participating children and their families. The evidence base sheds light on the types of programs that have been demonstrated to be effective, the features associated with effective programs, and the potential for returns to society that exceed the resources invested in program delivery.

 

Resource Link: https://impactstorycoaching.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/RAND_MG341.pdf

Parent Source: https://www.rand.org

Doing Evaluation in Service of Racial Equity

Doing Evaluation in Service of Racial Equity

W.K. Kellogg Foundation | 2021

These three guides are easy-to-use resources that help evaluators integrate racial equity principles into their daily work. Each guide includes meaningful definitions, innovative models, real-life case studies, and reflective learning exercises.

Resource Links:

Guide 1:https://impactstorycoaching.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Doing_Eval_in_Service_of_Racial_Equity__Guide_1_Debunk_Myths.pdf

Guide 2: https://impactstorycoaching.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Doing-Eval-in-Service-of-Racial-Equity-_Guide-2_Bias-and-Systems.pdf

Guide 3: https://impactstorycoaching.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Doing_Eval_in_Service_of_Racial_Equity_Guide_3_Community_Engagement.pdf

Parent Source: https://everychildthrives.com

Positive Youth Development Measurement Toolkit

Positive Youth Development Measurement Toolkit

USAID Youth Power Learning Team | 2016

This toolkit provides implementers of youth programming a variety of references, resources, and tools on how to use a positive youth development (PYD) approach for evaluating youth-focused programming. A PYD approach to evaluation will measure whether youth are positively engaged in and benefiting from investments that ultimately empower them to develop in healthy and positive ways so that they can contribute to the development of their communities.

Resource Link: https://impactstorycoaching.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Positive-Youth-Development-Toolkit.pdf

Parent Source: https://www.youthpower.org

What is Theory of Change?

Theory of Change is essentially a comprehensive description and illustration of how and why a desired change is expected to happen in a particular context. It is focused in particular on mapping out or “filling in” what has been described as the “missing middle” between what a program or change initiative does (its activities or interventions) and how these lead to desired goals being achieved. This website includes everything you need to know in order to understand and create a Theory of Change.

Data Playbook

For purpose-driven organizations, data means more than just numbers and graphs–it is about understanding what more you can do to change lives and strengthen communities. The Data Playbook, from Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies, provides the building blocks you need to put data to work for your mission through a measured approach to understanding and telling stories of impact.

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