Keep up with us! Here are the current projects the Flux team is working on.
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.
Educational Development Center/USAID Social Network Analysis Study
Dates: March 2019 - Ongoing
Project: Flux is leading a Social Network Analysis study for Mindanao Youth for Development (MYDev). MYDev is a 6-year project whose purpose is to contribute to peace and stability through improving youth’s life skills, increasing youth’s civic engagement, strengthening local governance, and increasing employability for 24,000 vulnerable out-of-school youth in Mindanao, southern Philippines.
This research project seeks to better understand youth resilience to violent extremism through employing SNA, recognizing that youth are embedded in systems and networks that influence their individual outcomes.
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).
GREATER NEW ORLEANS FOUNDATION
Dates: November 2018 - Ongoing
Project: The Greater New Orleans Foundation seeks to create a resilient, sustainable, vibrant community in which individuals and families flourish and the special character of our region is preserved, celebrated, and supported.
We have partnered with GNOF to help lead a series of workshops. These workshops will provide interactive training and coaching in program evaluation for area nonprofits, led by a team of local experts in nonprofit program evaluation. This series will follow the model established for an ongoing financial leadership workshop series supported by the Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effectiveness unit (GNOF-OE), providing individualized coaching and “homework” activities between workshops to support reflective practice and internalization of evaluation practices within participating organizations.
In addition to the primary facilitators, representatives of at least one nonprofit that has undertaken evaluation will share their experience with attendees. The Workshop will be highly interactive, including time built-in for networking, group discussion, Q&A, and reflection, as well as completion of an Evaluation Capacity Survey.
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.
Dates: January 2017
Project: Big Class is a literary nonprofit dedicated to publishing New Orleans’ young writers aged 6 - 18. Programs include in-school projects and workshops, the youth writers’ council, the writers’ room and more. Flux developed a context blueprint to help Big Class better understand how to a) assess organizational needs, b) justify the need for their services, and to c) understand what differentiates them from the rest.
Results: Context Blueprint