The notion of community ownership, taken from a developing world, requires a participatory evaluation approach right from the beginning. The most obvious requirement is that local partners must believe that the program works and sustain and increase their commitment to it. Further evaluation depends heavily on personal observation and participant’s stories, which both capture the essence of improvement deeper than the traditional quantitative measurement methods. Since 2007, the driving force for continued program development and improvement has been informal and formal collection of feedback from school administrators, teachers, student and families we work with.
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Equitable Communities and our local partners have created financial literacy programs that are fun, rewarding, and life-changing. We would like to find cost-effective standard measurement approaches to document the success that we and the community have experienced.
Many communities have asked for our programs. In order to scale up our model to meet this demand, we need to integrate community based evaluation with standard evaluation measures. Working with partners, we hope to overcome the cost barrier of standard evaluation which will show that over time, the programs we have created make significant contributions to both individual and community economic and personal well-being.