Topical  Interest Group

AEA Fall 2018
Come listen to Mark Joseph speak at our AEA TIG Business Meeting

Challenges and Possibilities of Community Change Evaluation: Lessons Learned from the HOPE SF Evaluation in San Francisco
photo: Mark Joseph
Time: 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM | Session Type: TIG Business Meeting

Mark Joseph is the Leona Bevis/Marguerite Haynam Associate Professor of Community Development at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Joseph’s research focus is mixed-income development as a strategy for addressing urban poverty. He is the co-author of the award-winning book Integrating the Inner City: The Promise and Perils of Mixed-Income Public Housing Transformation. His center, the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities, conducts research and consulting projects in Cleveland and in cities around the country.

 Dr. Joseph will be presenting on a community change evaluation of HOPE SF, a public-private collective impact initiative undertaking a mixed-income transformation of four public housing developments in San Francisco. Launched in 2006, HOPE SF is approaching the midway point of a multi-decade redevelopment process with the critical phase of market-rate social mixing still ahead. Under its current director, HOPE SF has elevated its commitment to racial equity and inclusion and is now framed as a reparations initiative for the decades of isolation and systems neglect of the rapidly shrinking African-American population in San Francisco. HOPE SF has had a robust commitment to evaluation from the outset of the initiative. This presentation will review the evolution of this community change evaluation over time and describe the focus and outlook of the recent evaluation re-design.

Presidential Strand:
Accepting the Invitation to Unlearn: Insights from Seekers of Systems Change

Date: November 1
Time: 3:45 - 4:45 PM  
Session Type: Business Meeting 
In the session, Accepting the Invitation to Unlearn: Insights from Seekers of Systems Change, the authors will walk attendees through experiential exercises that require us to consider the paradigms that undergird our evaluation work – such as, how we think about research rigor; what evidence counts and who makes those decisions; and, the “objective” role an evaluator plays—and question how those paradigms influence our work as it relates to historically marginalized communities. For example, when we work in dominant paradigms, whose voices are we empowering? Whose voices are we marginalizing? How can evaluators question paradigms and adapt evaluation frameworks, methods and standards of excellence? And to what end?

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CD TIG Leadership Elections

The AEA’s annual conference is coming up and the CDTIG will be hosting our first election for the TIG Chair and TIG Program Chair positions during the business meeting! To maximize efficiency during the meeting, we ask that you send an email nominating yourself or others for the opening positions. Please provide a first and last name and identify which position you are nominating the individual for by Wednesday, October 24.
Learn more about this Community Development Topical Interest Group Leadership opportunity

For a list of Community Devlopment TIG presentations, please click here.