Keep up with us! Here are the current projects the Flux team is working on.
Delgado Community College
Dates: Aug 2019 - Ongoing
Project: The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation awarded the 3-year, $1.19 million “Guided Hospitality Pathways” grant to Delgado Community College in late 2017. Delgado began receiving the funds in January, 2018. The goal of the grant is to strengthen Delgado’s hospitality career pathways programming through activities aimed at (a) workforce development, (b) college readiness, and (c) technical education.
During the Inception Phase, Flux will establish the foundations of the grant evaluation system, specifically:
Theory of Change (ToC): displaying explicit, unified picture of how the grant activities should work to produce outputs, outcomes, and impacts.
Evaluation Questions: corresponding to points of interest on the ToC which evidence could help resolve in greater detail; high-priority for grant stakeholders.
Evaluation Plan: a practical plan connecting evaluation questions to the work that will be necessary to build a base of evidence and inform answers.
Dates: November 2016 - Ongoing
Project: KIDsmART is geared towards engaging children in dynamic, creative and rigorous learning through the arts, as well as designing and implementing arts integration to benefit under-resourced children in public schools in the New Orleans area.
Using customized, in-house products like our data blueprint, Flux contributes ongoing consulting and support on matters related to data and knowledge management, assessment and reporting to (both prospective and current) funders.
PRESERVATION HALL FOUNDATION
Dates: April 2018 - Current
Project: The Preservation Hall Foundation was launched in 2011 to "protect, preserve and perpetuate" the musical traditions of New Orleans.Through musical education programs, outreach, live performances, multimedia projects, collaborations and more, the Preservation Hall Foundation creates greater awareness and appreciation for New Orleans music and the communities that support it.
Flux is assisting PHF with leveraging their existing tools and assets to build an assessment plan for key components of two programs:Kids in the Hall and the National New Orleans Music Curriculum. Our goals are to 1. review and improve current data collection instruments to be applied during Kids in the Hall and pilot new data collection instruments with a sample of Kids in the Hall participants, 2. analyze data collected to inform answers to key questions PHF has about Kids in the Hall programming and 3. co-create funder report with PHF staff. Flux seeks to have the first phase produce tangible, useful results for several stakeholders (PHF staff, funders, and program partners).
PRESERVATION HALL FOUNDATION
Dates: Sep 2019 - Current
Project: Global Integrity, as the Learning Partner on the Transparency and Accountability Initiative’s Data Use for Accountability Initiative in Nigeria & Colombia, is working with relevant stakeholders to better explore and generate evidence on how to most effectively use data, and support use of data, to tackle corruption.
Flux is supporting the collection and analysis of data to assess the “spread” and “density” of collaboration between local organizations. Flux will perform a desk review, assist in indicator design, collaboratively design data collection instruments, and build the capacity of Global Integrity’s analysts to perform network analysis.
MISSOURI DEPT. OF EDUCATION/TERRALUNA
Dates: September 2016 - Ongoing
Project: TerraLuna Collaborative is a Minneapolis based consulting firm focusing on evaluation, research and systems change for social justice. Flux is in ongoing exchange with the collaborative, providing quantitative analysis, case study support and the evaluation of a major project to revamp educational support systems for the entire state of Missouri.
Gulf Coast Eval Network (GCEval)
Dates: August 2016 - Ongoing
Project: Flux is supporting the development of the first professional association for evaluators in the state of Louisiana! GCEval is bringing together evaluators and evaluation-interested professionals in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. The organization rests on three pillars:
Serving members: regular meetings for networking, professional development, capacity building, opportunity sharing, etc.
Providing a transparent marketplace for the supply and demand for evaluation services to meet: supporting requesting organizations with development of high-quality terms of reference, dissemination to network members and matchmaking.
Building awareness in local public and non-profit sectors of evaluation as a field and the availability of local evaluation professionals.
To learn more (and join!) please visit: www.gulfcoasteval.org