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Evaluating Anchor Institutions' Work in Their Communities

NOVEMBER 18, 2013 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Online or at US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development's Brooke-Mondale Auditorium

The Democracy Collaborative will present their recent paper which initiates a conversation aimed at developing some common measures for community engagement. As part of the conversation, anchor institutions will be asked to review, endorse, and eventually deploy the Collaborative's proposed indicators.


The paper identifies some common priority outcomes—that is, areas of community engagement where anchor institutions agree to measure the effectiveness of their community work at the level of the institution—and indicators—that is, ways to evaluate progress at achieving those outcomes. The proposed indicators fall into four broad categories:


  • Economic development;
  • Public health, environment, and safety;
  • Public schools and education; and
  • Community leadership and capacity building.


  • Sherone Ivey, Deputy Assistant Secretary, HUD Office of University Partnerships/PD&R
  • Kinnard Wright, Grants Specialist, HUD Office of University Partnerships/PD&R
  • Sarah McKinley, Research Associate, the Democracy Collaborative
  • Ted Howard, Executive Director, the Democracy Collaborative
  • Charles Rutheiser, Senior Associate, the Annie E. Casey Foundation

The paper can be downloaded here.


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