Program Assessment

Posted by
Jody G.

Director / Founder

Posted Date
Jun 27, 2019
Virtual volunteer opportunity
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2 applications submitted

Impact statement
This project will save us $6,868 , allowing us to Impact program sustainability, increase access to social and nutritional products and services, increase attendance by 10%, maximize staffing impact and effectiveness as well as cost saving measures.

Project Details

What We Need
  • Detailed evaluation of a particular program, measured outcomes, and its impact on Organizational goals
  • Recommendations for areas of improvement in program delivery including allocation of resources
Additional Details

Program evaluation related to: In 2017, the farmers market was re-named the Wilkinsburg Thursday Open Market (WTOM) and moved to a new, more visible location on Wilkinsburg's busy Penn Avenue closer to Braddock Avenue. Those attending the WTOM every Thursday from 3 to 6:30 are generally those with the privilege to have time to shop outside work hours, have transportation and funds, and have the time, interest, and knowledge about cooking fresh foods.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have program history, staff and volunteer support, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have 2 organizations partnering on this, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

Increased sense of community through a shared value for healthy food.
We envision a new third space, one that isn't just about buying produce once a week, but also new social spaces where neighbors come to connect with others in the community. Reduce health gaps caused by differences in income, education, race and ethnicity, location and other factors that can affect health.

Project may require a short interview with the organization.

Project Plan

Prep: Current Materials
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with overview of current programs and allocation of resources
Milestone 1: Research and Analysis
  • Professional meets with the Volunteer Manager for a brainstorming/overview session
  • Professional analyzes current programs and services
  • Professional gathers information about the impact of those programs and services and any known problem areas
Milestone 2: Recommendations
  • Professional assesses the effectiveness of current programs and services
  • Professional recommends ways to improve upon services and to allocate resources to strengthen the programs
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback to Professional's proposals
Milestone 3: Program Evaluation
  • Professional delivers a program evaluation of current programs, including suggestions for improvement and allocation of resources
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About The Org

Our Mission

Center for Civic Arts (CCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to artistic enterprises inspired by civic engagement, community development and social justice. Moving beyond conventional studio materials, the civically engaged artist's toolkit includes dialogue, community organizing, public awareness campaigns, and art media, with the intention to impact social, environmental, political or economic change. These participatory public art works are co-creations by the artist and the community, as equal partners in a democratic civic practice.

What We Do

CCA's history of artistic enterprises include:
1. The Stoner Way Blight to Bright Project (2016) (blight remediation partnership with Allegheny County Cleanways)
2. South Fayette State Correctional Institute's Faces from Within Project (2017) (healthcare injustice stories and portraits by SCI inmates)
3. CREATE (2018) arts education based at Turner Intermediate School, Wilkinsburg
4. Wood/South Gateway Project (2018-20) (vacant lot revitalization as a green public space),
5. Public Art (2016 - 2021)
* Dream Bench, Ross Avenue bus stop, recycled material bus stop bench (2016)
* Bob Ziller and Martha Rial Stoner Way murals celebrating Wilkinsburg heros. (2016)
* Environmental public art project in partnership with Nine Mile Run Watershed Association, to build public awareness about the invisible air and water pollution caused by Braddock/Rankin industry and transportation. (2018-2021)
* Gateway Project public art responding to environmental hazards. (2019-2020)
* Geometric sidewalk mural, Ross and Wood in Wilkinsburg (2018)
* Ferguson Playground: tessellation mural by children. (2019)
* 2020 planned Wilkinsburg farmers market artist in residency to bring awareness to Wilkinsburg's scarcity of healthy food options.
6. Historical Restoration and Preservation (2017-2021)
* Conservation of Wilkinsburg Civil War artifacts and WPA Mural

Our project is sponsored by: Forbes Funds

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