Equity, Engagement & Evaluation

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Exploring the Path from Partnerships to Collaborations: Voices from the Field (Video)

WHO WE ARE

Equity, Engagement and Evaluation (EEE) program associates design, implement, and evaluate projects within health, education, and workforce development arenas to achieve outcomes based on evidence-based, quality standards.  We proudly direct specific attention to equity, diversity and inclusion.

WHAT WE DO

We work with organizations and communities to assist in achieving desired outcomes, developing plans, conducting needs assessments, collecting data, designing evaluation plans, and providing other forms of technical assistance.  A variety of research and evaluation methods (e.g., surveys, interviews, focus groups, database applications, content analysis, archival data analysis) are used to clarify goals, build logic models, and identify appropriate methods for addressing significant issues.

OUR COMMITMENT TO RACIAL EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are proudly woven into every aspect of our work. We lead the center’s Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) Movement to increase our efforts in workforce development, education, and family and community engagement toward the pursuit of a holistic approach to equity, social justice, and inclusion. We produce monthly professional development sessions designed to increase associates’ awareness of how racial injustice manifests itself and we strive to increase associates’ readiness for change. Additionally, we facilitate white affinity groups to engage in difficult conversations to enhance awareness of biases and build capacity to serve as coconspirators.  We also facilitate a Black affinity group that serves as a space of reprieve and restoration where participants can offer care for themselves and each other while guiding CETE’s REDI Movement.  Finally, we convene the REDI Steering Team to serve as the center’s vehicle for planning and executing interventions to support an antiracist approach to improving CETE community members’ knowledge and skills relevant to the posture and practice of cultural humility; identifying and establishing anti-racist norms, practices, and policies; and contributing to the dismantling of institutional racism within CETE’s spheres of influence.  For more information contact Dr. Melissa Ross at ross.565@osu.edu.

SPONSORS

We customize tools and procedures to meet the needs of sponsors and are uniquely positioned to contribute to new and continuing interventions based upon productive working relationships with a variety of national, state and local partners.

  • Ohio Family and Children First Cabinet Council
  • Governor’s Office of Faith-based and Community Initiatives
  • United Way of Central Ohio
  • Ohio Departments of Education, Mental Health, Health, Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services
  • Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
  • Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

GrandUnderstandings

Center associates in the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center have partnered with the Ohio Department of Education on developing a resource platform

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Program Team

David A. Julian, PhD

PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF EVALUATION & COMMUNITY PRACTICE

Melissa Ross, PsyD

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS & IMPACTS

Mehrunnisa Khanzada

Translational Researcher

Kenyona Walker, PhD

Senior Project Manager