Community Evaluation Programs

A Division of the Office for Public Engagement and
Scholarship, a department of University Outreach
and Engagement


Services for Community Partners

Partnership Development

CERC facilitates partnerships for research and evaluation by bringing community groups together with researchers and evaluators to address community-based research questions and assess the quality and effectiveness of programs.

Program Evaluation

Increasingly, funders are demanding accountability and evidence of program outcomes. As a result, organizations need to be able to demonstrate that their programs have been implemented with fidelity to their models and are achieving their intended outcomes. CERC offers the following evaluation services:

Community-Based Participatory Research

Using a participatory approach to conducting research with community as collaborators helps to expand our knowledge base by combining local or indigenous knowledge with scientific knowledge. CERC offers the following services regarding community-based participatory research:

Research and Evaluation Capacity Building and Training

CERC can assist community organizations in developing their own capacity for evaluation and research and provide them with the tools to examine the effectiveness of their programs.

Contact us for help with any of the above