Evaluation points to early successes among partners to advance equity
Working across issue areas and valuing community expertise is a more effective and sustainable way to reverse inequities. In 2018, COO launched a participatory evaluation to assess existing conditions and early partner efforts toward creating racial, economic and health equity. Over 46 partners shared their perspectives through surveys, focus groups, interviews and a community workshop.
Over 4,000 people increased skills through 81 capacity building events, job training and seminars.
275 relationships between organizations were newly developed or strengthened due to COO support.
264 community members held leadership positions
within their communities and our region, including 85 youth.
A SNAPSHOT OF THE FINDINGS IS NOW AVAILABLE