Measuring Hope for Children Living in Poverty:. Engaging stakeholders in evaluation at City Kidz. June 13, 2013 Rich Janzen & Liliana Araujo. Partners. Purpose.
Engaging stakeholders in evaluation at City Kidz
June 13, 2013
Rich Janzen & Liliana Araujo
To share the evaluation experience of City Kidz as an example of a collaborative evaluation that followed the principles of community based research.
based research projects
Research that strives to be:
“Too often, important knowledge remains hidden in academia. Too often, governments develop policies without a full understanding of the big picture and without tracking the consequences of their policies. Too often, civil society organizations implement programs without adequate analysis of the underlying problem and careful consideration of how the program will play out.
Solving the complex social, environmental and economic problems we face will require collaborative efforts that are radically inclusive of diverse perspectives and skills. Such collaborations become possible when faculty, staff, and students come to realize that people in community settings have knowledge, experience, and talents that complement their own.”
- Fryer, 2012, University Affairs - emphasis added
How are core City Kidz programs presently being implemented?
How and to what extent have core City Kidz programs impacted the well-being of children in low-income communities of Hamilton?
What suggestions would help to improve and replicate core City Kidz programs?
Follows the principles of community-based research (community-situated, participatory, action-oriented)
Takes matters of faith seriously
Adopts World Vision’s model of child well-being
Program theory to reflect these program elements
Spiritual Discipline Activities
Weekly Home Visits
-Personalized mentorship -Information about activities/events -Prayer
-Encouragement to go to group activities -Support to family members
Increased belief that God created me
Increased belief that
God loves me
Increased belief that God has a plan for my life
Increased awareness of God-given potential
Increased self concept and positive self worth
Increased understanding of God’s love
New relationships with adults who love unconditionally
More likely to imagine accomplishing great things
Increased opportunity for, awareness of & participation in community activities
Increased cultural sensitivity and acceptance
Increased positive peer influence and relationships
Increased trust in, credibility of and influence of adult mentors
Increased self-control and empowerment
More likely to make positive choices
Increased leadership within City Kidz & community
Healthier family dynamics
Increased social sensitivity and
Healthier lifestyle boundaries
Increased prosocial behaviour
Healthier Neighbourhoods Across Hamilton
Improved Well-Being for Children Living in Poverty – 100,000 Canadian kids by 2040
Collaboratively developed products…
Centre for Community Based Research
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