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