At UrbanKind Institute, we are committed to equity, transparency, sustainability, and integrity in the programs we support and organizations with whom we collaborate, providing services such as program specific evaluation, alternative evaluation metrics, focus group facilitation, assessment and modification. We work with organizations to help to strengthen their programs and initiatives through strategic evaluation, refinement, and development.
UrbanKind Institute worked in collaboration with Reimagine Re-entry, a community based program that supports citizens who are returning to society after incarceration in an effort to decrease the risk of recidivism. Conducting a thorough program evaluation, UrbanKind assisted in developing policy, procedure and programming, and in building a case management model to support capacity, data collection and to aid in participant recruitment, retention and reintegration.
UrbanKind Institute was contracted to conduct a program evaluation for South HIlltop Men’s Group, a local organization that promotes environmental protection through community training programs that use sustainable practices, with a broader goal to create hope and opportunities for those in the South Hilltop Communities of Pittsburgh. This evaluation included focus group facilitation, collecting thoughts and perceptions of the members of the group, the review and refinement of program goals and initiatives and development of policies and practices aimed to increase capacity for growth and funding.