This spring NC FIELD collaborated with Duke University Masters of Environmental Management student, Katheryn Gaash. Each spring graduate students are partnered with local organizations to conduct a project that supports the organization’s mission and programs.
Katheryn collaboratively developed the tools and framework to better evaluate PJC Youth programming with NC FIELD. Katheryn conducted several focus groups that included NC FIELD staff, members of the board, and PJC youth participants. Her is a Theory of Change (TOC) model that resulted from these focus groups.
On Friday, April 21, 2017, Katheryn presented to her class and participating organizations her semesters work. Her presentation included background information about NC FIELD, the TOC model, progress on the evaluation framework and key recommendations for NC FIELD.
A huge thank you to Katheryn for her diligent work and support! This process enabled NC FIELD to better focus on PJC’s goals and monitor its progress, successes, and challenges.