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Peer Learning Group - Youth Development through Sport: Evaluation: Learning for Impact

When: 
Friday, April 21, 2017
10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Where: 
LA84 Foundation
2141 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018
Fee: 
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $0.00
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Since the last meeting of the Youth Development through Sport group, members have continued to discuss how their organizations and institutions are approaching evaluation and assessment in their own work and that of their grantees.

At the next meeting of the YDTS group, we will build on our individual and collective conversations by taking a look at examples of practical tools that can be used in data collection and analysis.  We hope that the range of tools and resources presented will energize existing conversations about the use of data in developing strategies on the front end, as well as what data is relevant in understanding the impact of those strategies and programs once they are implemented.  

Dr. Tiffany Berry from the Claremont Evaluation Center at Claremont Graduate University will facilitate the conversation for the session, which will also include a range of practitioners who will walk us through how they are using their resources to support the field of youth development through sport.

Speakers:
  • Dr. Tiffany Berry, Research Associate Professor in the Division of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences, Claremont Graduate University
  • Jane I. Beesley, Greater Los Angeles Area - ‎District Administrator, Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District - ‎Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District
  • Stephen Minix, Executive Director, UpMetrics, Data for Good
  • Rob Graham, GIS/Web programmer, The Advancement Project

 

Speaker Biographies:

Dr. Tiffany Berry, Research Associate Professor in the Division of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences, Claremont Graduate University

Portrait of Tiffany BerryTiffany Berry is a research associate professor in the Division of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences. Berry received her PhD from Claremont Graduate University in Developmental Psychology & Evaluation, specializing in the development of intrinsic motivation among youth who participate in after-school programs. This research led to her working as an Internal Evaluation Consultant for one of the nation’s largest after-school programs, Los Angeles’s Better Educated Students for Tomorrow (LA’s BEST). Berry’s research stems from her experience evaluating educational programs that aim to improve developmental and educationally significant outcomes among children and adolescents. In 2014, Berry was invited to serve as a member of the Evaluation and Research Advisory Committee (ERAC) with the After-school Division of the California Department of Education.

 

Jane I. Beesley, Greater Los Angeles Area - ‎District Administrator, Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District - ‎Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District

Jane Beesley is the Administrator of the Los Angeles County Regional Parks and Open Space District (RPOSD). She oversees the implementation Proposition A and Measure A. Proposition A has, in the last twenty-four years, provided over $1.5 billion in funding for parks projects and their maintenance. Measure A will allocate more than $94.5 million annually, in perpetuity, for park projects throughout the County. Jane graduated from Humboldt State University with a B.S. in Natural Resources Planning and Interpretation. 

 

Rob Graham, GIS/Web programmer, The Advancement Project

Rob Graham is a GIS/Web programmer who develops the geospatial web to empower communities and advocate for social justice. He builds innovative tools to analyze and impact policy and is committed to geographic information systems (GIS) as a framework to improve social conditions and promote equity. Graham has worked with a variety of public interest groups and institutions to build GIS and web capacity, serving at Tele Atlas, GreenInfo Network, and UCLA prior to joining Advancement Project. A native of North Carolina, Rob is a certified GIS professional (GISP) and holds an MS in Geographic Information Science from University of Denver, and a BA in International Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill.

 


Fees:
No cost to participate

Who May Attend:
SCG members and grantmakers eligible for SCG membership.

Registration:  
SCG members: register online. You must log in to your SCG account to register.

Eligible non-members: register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us at [email protected]

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