Panel Paper: To Improve and Prove: A Practitioner's Perspective on Learning from an Evaluation Partnership

Friday, November 3, 2017
Acapulco (Hyatt Regency Chicago)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Garrett A. R. Yursza Warfield, Year Up

This presentation provides a practitioner’s perspectives on evaluation findings and the research partnership. It describes Year Up’s motivation for undertaking this extensive research collaboration and lessons from experience to date for practitioners, researchers, and research funders. It summarizes how Year Up has reacted to the early impact findings—highlighting results of particular interest and ways the organization has begun to apply them in furthering its mission. Finally, the presentation identifies some of the higher priority questions that remain and prospects for answering them in the next phase of joint work.