Performance Improvement 2013-2014. How Can Partnering Nonprofit Organizations Build and Sustain Capacity to Fight Gang Involvement, Youth Violence, and Child Abuse and Neglect in Their Communities?


The purpose of the Communities Empowering Youth program was to address the capacity-building needs of partnerships of nonprofit organizations that were tackling issues of gang violence, youth violence, or child abuse and neglect. The evaluation was a descriptive, longitudinal outcome study of changes in organizational and partnership capacity.

Most lead organizations and their partners reported relatively high levels of partnership capacity at baseline, with little change over time. Researchers found that the participating organizations improved on multiple measures within four capacity domains: 1) Leadership Development; 2) Organizational Development; 3) Program Development and 4) Community Engagement. However, because a large number of outcomes were measured, it is possible that some of the changes found to be statistically significant may have occurred by chance.

Report Title: Findings From the Communities Empowering Youth (CEY) Evaluation: Final Report,
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Nancye Campbell, 202-401-5760
Performer: Abt Associates
Record ID: 9807 (November 15, 2011)

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