Research & Evaluation
Trewon conducted an impact evaluation of the Gateway to Growth Program, a vibrant, year-round, out-of-school time (OST) science technology, engineering, and math (STEM) program, for the City Gate Foundation of Washington, DC. Established in 2000, City Gate is a bulwark of the community it serves, maintaining a strong commitment to its mission to provide services to the underserved of the District of Columbia, particularly its youth and children. It currently supports a wide range of education programs and social services.
Located in Tucson, approximately 60 miles from the United States’ southern border, the American Friends Service Committee’s Criminal Justice Program (CJP) seeks sentencing reform, reduction in mass incarceration, and improvement in prison conditions. Using non-partisan data analysis and research, grassroots organizing and mobilization, coalition building across the political spectrum, and public advocacy, CJP supports public dialogue and engagement on prison privatization and prison reform. Trewon was asked to evaluate the effectiveness of this public policy work for the three years prior to the evaluation.
Born out of a desire to move beyond criminal justice advocacy, the Healing Justice New England Program draws its inspiration and focus from Indigenous principles employed to help communities impacted by oppression to heal from intergenerational trauma and grief that are often at the root cause of poor social cohesion. Physically located in Perry, ME with a satellite office in Cambridge, MA, the program began a long process of reimagining its Criminal Justice Program and its expanded focus in 2007. In late October 2016 Trewon was contracted to complete a formative evaluation of the Healing Justice Program and its development through its three phases of growth: conceptualization, planning, and implementation.
Trewon Works with Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Community in San Diego: Conducting a Community Based Participatory Evaluation along the U.S. – Mexico BorderRole: Social Justice, Evaluation
The American Friends Service Committee’s U.S. – Mexico Border Program serves to advance the human rights and self-determination of migrant and non-migrant communities in the greater San Diego area. Aware of the complex and delicate nature of the immigrant situation, Trewon’s bilingual evaluation team closely partnered with the AFSC staff on all aspects of the evaluation. This collaboration ensured that we remain sensitive to the border environment, its constraints, and cultural and social perspectives while conducting a scientifically rigorous study.