Youth Today–The Picture of Success


Evaluation Spotlight

Illustrations show strength of youth-serving networks.

By Jen Russell
Youth Today
March 2008

How do you translate a complex statistical and mathematical evaluation strategy into something people can understand?
Draw a picture.

That’s how co-evaluators Jeffrey Butts of the Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago and Jennifer Yahner of the Urban Institute were able to illustrate overall improvement in the patterns of interaction among organizations and agencies in communities hosting the Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Foundation’s Reclaiming Futures initiative.

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