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Program Evaluation

How effective is your program or organization? CRS has provided process and outcome evaluation services for agencies in the areas of microenterprise development, farm-to-school and local food purchasing initiatives, education and literacy, teen leadership, youth, and domestic violence. CRS has extensive experience in conducting statistical and qualitative data analysis, writing reports, presenting findings at conferences, and publishing results on our website, in popular media, and peer-reviewed journals.

In Our Partner's Words

"CRS has provided evaluation and research over a number of years to strengthen the microenterprise field."
- Vermont Micro Business Development Program


Contact CRS Director Jane Kolodinsky to find out how CRS can assist with your Evaluation needs. For more information about CRS evaluation services including our approach, methods and deliverables, and current project areas please visit our Evaluation Projects site.

Project Areas

CRS has provided evaluation services for nonprofit organizations and their project partners in the following areas:

  • Micro business development, access to capital, community economic development and revitalization
  • Domestic violence intervention and prevention
  • Local foods, agriculture, health, nutrition and farm-to-school
  • K-12 education, technology and literacy, and after school programs

A Snapshot of Recent Evaluation Projects

  • LACE: Local Agricultural Community Exchange
    CRS is currently conducting a 3-year evaluation of process and outcome measures to determine best practices, the impact of services, and the development of a replicable model. Evaluation methods include surveys and focus groups with stakeholders.
  • The Northeast Center for Food Entrepreneurship
    Evaluation focused on process and outcome measures with emphasis on impact of NECFE and how the Center can be a transferable model. Data collection methods include surveys, focus groups with staff and clients, review of organizational documents, and case studies of client experience and success.
  • The Domestic Abuse Education Project (DAEP): A Batterer Intervention Program in Vermont
    Evaluation focused on examining attitudinal changes in participants through the use of a pre- and post-test and conducting focus groups with partners of participants to determine the impact of the program on the lives of family members.

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