Equal Measures, the national evaluator for Aspen’s Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund, is visiting Hartford on December 8th and 9th for a site visit. During the visit, Equal Measures will attend the Collaborative meeting on December 8th at 12 noon and meet individually with some organization members to learn about experiences, learnings, impact, and perspectives on the collaborative.
The site visit will focus on understanding how the collective impact model is being used to build education and career pathways for Opportunity Youth in Hartford. It aims to identify strategies for improving outcomes among opportunity youth, and to elevate and share those lessons with the Aspen Institute and other collaboratives participating in the Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund, as well as with the field more broadly. Equal Measure is not assessing the collaborative’s progress or judging site performance.
The goals of the site visit are three-fold:
- To better understand the collaborative’s strategies for improving the education and employment outcomes of Opportunity Youth in the community
- To identify factors that influence progress in the community and its efforts to enact systems change
- To elevate promising approaches for using collaboratives to improve Opportunity Youth outcomes
The agenda is available here , the theory of change for the Aspen Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund is here, and the recording of the member webinar is here.
For questions, contact Kim Oliver.