Program evaluation has become an integral part of social interventions. CIRS helps nonprofits demonstrate the effectiveness of specific programs, while providing funders with a deeper understanding of the policy and programmatic impacts of broad-based initiatives.
- We employ a broad range of quantitative and qualitative methods, including surveys, secondary data analysis, geo- and asset-mapping, focus group discussions, key informant interviews, community forums and participant observation.
- Our evaluations are useful. We provide information that will allow our clients to better understand their interventions and offer recommendations for moving ahead in ways that will make their future efforts even more effective.
- Labor Occupational Health Program, UC Berkeley: Evaluation of Teens Working in Agriculture, an ESL curriculum teaching teen farmworkers about health and safety.
- California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation: Evaluation of the CRLAF Citizenship Project.
- Agriculture and Land Based Training Association (ALBA):Evaluation of the ALBA Small Farmer Education Program (ProgramaEducativoparaPequeñosAgricultores-PEPA)
- The California Endowment: Collaborative evaluation with Harder+Company Community Research, of The California Endowment's Promotores Communitarios de Salud Strategy, a grassroots education and mobilization strategy for improving community health.
- Central Valley Air Quality Coalition's (CVAQ): Evaluation of the Cental Valley Air Quality Coalition's (CVAQ) efforts to improve air quality in the San Joaquin Valley.
- Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF): Evaluation of the outreach components of the Environmentally Responsible Management Practices for Tree Crops in the Feather River Basin project.