Developing Evidence in Programs Serving Young People of Color

Posted November 30, 2020
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
Young person studying

A new Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion webi­nar unpacks the work of build­ing evi­dence to show that pro­grams are effec­tive­ly serv­ing young peo­ple of color.

The 60-minute record­ing, enti­tled Devel­op­ing Evi­dence for Young Peo­ple of Col­or, fea­tures mod­er­a­tor Ayo Atter­ber­ry, a senior asso­ciate with Casey’s Evi­dence-Based Prac­tice Group. The ses­sion — which is part-pre­sen­ta­tion, part-dis­cus­sion — leans on two lead­ers who have expe­ri­ence build­ing evi­dence of pro­gram­mat­ic effectiveness.

These lead­ers are:

  1. Qaadi­rah Abdur-Rahim, chief equi­ty offi­cer for the city of Atlanta and the for­mer CEO of Future Foun­da­tion, which con­nects Atlanta mid­dle- and high-school stu­dents with after-school and sum­mer pro­gram­ming and sup­port; and
  2. Johan­na Moya Fábre­gas, exec­u­tive direc­tor ofCon Mi MADRE, which is based in Austin, Texas, and focus­es on help­ing young Lati­nas pre­pare for college.

Both Future Foun­da­tion and Con Mi MADRE have received fund­ing from the Casey Foun­da­tion to expand the evi­dence-base of their programs.

Dur­ing the webi­nar, Atter­ber­ry, Abdur-Rahim and Fábre­gas explore how:

  • pro­grams define evidence;
  • cul­ture can affect evi­dence and evi­dence can affect cul­ture; and
  • pro­grams can use evi­dence to expand their capacity.

The ses­sion is part of Lead­ing With Evi­dence: Inform­ing Prac­tice With Research. This Casey Foun­da­tion webi­nar series exam­ines how lead­ers, researchers and pro­gram devel­op­ers can col­lab­o­rate to advance the use of evi­dence and, ulti­mate­ly, improve the lives of chil­dren, fam­i­lies and communities.

Down­load the pre­sen­ta­tion used in the webinar

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