Project

Latinos in Action Implementation Evaluation

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Latinos in Action

Latinos In Action (LIA) seeks to bridge the graduation and opportunity gap for Latino students by working within the educational system. The program features an elective course that prepares youth in grades 6 through 12 to lead and strengthen their communities through college and career readiness. LIA focuses on four pillars: leveraging personal and cultural assets, excelling in education, serving the community, and developing leadership skills.

JBA will design and support an evaluation that explores whether LIA is being implemented with fidelity and the factors that support and hinder implementation. The evaluation design will use a participatory research approach driven by the needs of the community and informed by stakeholder feedback. Data collection will blend existing administrative data with results from JBA-led focus groups, interviews, and a teacher survey. The findings will help LIA strengthen its program and ensure it is being delivered as intended.

Staff

  • Allison Meisch, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate

    Allison Meisch is a developmental psychologist with nearly 20 years of experience in quantitative and qualitative methods, program evaluation, applied...

  • Mariel Sparr, Ph.D., M.A. Senior Research Associate

    Mariel Sparr has nearly 15 years of experience in program evaluation, applied research, and research methodology. Her technical skills include quantitative...

  • Amanda Thomson, M.P.P. Research Associate

    Amanda Thomson has nearly 10 years of experience in social science research, program evaluation, and technical assistance. She is trained in public policy...

about the project

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Capabilities

Status

Client

Latinos in Action