Community Initiatives and Partnerships

Portland Children’s Levy Community Engagement

Agency: City of Portland, Portland Children’s Levy

RMC Research is a subcontractor for Empress Rules (primary) on the Portland Children’s Levy (PCL) Community Engagement project, funded by the City of Portland, Portland Children’s Levy. The purpose of this project is to design and implement a community engagement process meant to involve Portland community members in discussions around the most effective and most needed program services for Portland’s children, particularly those most impacted by historical inequalities.

StoryCorps Evaluation Consultation

Agency: StoryCorps, Inc.

RMC Research provides evaluation consulting and planning expertise to StoryCorps, an independently funded organization whose mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.

Oregon Zoo Animals Presenters (ZAP) Program)

Agency: Metro

The Oregon Zoo Animal Presenter program is a paid, three-year internship program that serves low-income teenagers from diverse backgrounds, providing an introduction to conservation education and environmental justice and equity issues in addition to increasing job, leadership, and interpersonal skills. RMC Research is conducting a youth participatory qualitative evaluation in which the program participants engage in the evaluation process.

African American/Black Students Success Plan (Equity)

Agency: Oregon Department of Education

RMC Research directed the implementation and outcome evaluation of Oregon’s African American/Black Student Success Plan, an Oregon Department of Education (ODE) funded initiative aimed to support the development of exemplar programs and collaborative practices to reduce the gap between African American/Black students and their grade level peers on education indicators. p>

Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative Best Practices in Parenting Education Assessment Project

Agency: The Ford Family Foundation

Using the fidelity to best practices in parenting education tool developed in partnership with the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative (OPEC) under a previous contract with The Ford Family Foundation, RMC Research will conduct fidelity assessments of 15 grantees in Oregon in 2016.

Multnomah County Behavioral Health Treatment Court (MBHTC)

Agency: Multnomah County

Multnomah County’s Department of County Human Services, Mental Health and Addiction Services Division received a 4-year, federally funded Adult Treatment Court Collaborative grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

East Metro Mathematics Leadership Project

Agency: David Douglas School District

The East Metro Mathematics Leadership (EaMML) Math Science Partnership is a collaboration among David Douglas School District, Centennial School District, the Multnomah Education Service District, and Portland State University. The 3-year project aims to develop math teacher leaders who will support principled teaching and learning of mathematics in their classrooms, schools, and districts.

Central City Concern Cooperative Agreement to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI)

Agency: Central City Concern

In July 2012, Central City Concern in Portland, Oregon received funding from the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to implement the 4-year Cooperative Agreement to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI) grant.

Luke-Dorf Cooperative Agreement to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI)—The Housing TEAM (Transition, Engagement and Mentoring) Program

Agency: Luke-Dorf, Inc.

RMC Research is evaluating a 3-year program implemented by Luke-Dorf, Inc., a mental health services provider in Oregon, and funded by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.

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Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative Fidelity Study

Agency: The Ford Family Foundation

RMC Research created a fidelity tool to assess implementation of best practices in parenting education for The Ford Family Foundation as part of the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative (OPEC).

Luke-Dorf Services in Supportive Housing Project

Agency: Luke-Dorf, Inc.

RMC Research evaluated a 5-year housing and integrated dual disorders treatment project implemented by Luke-Dorf, Inc., a mental health services provider in Oregon, and funded by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Mental Health Services.

Washington State Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform (LASER) Alliance Program Evaluation

Agency: Pacific Science Center

RMC Research serves as the evaluator for the Washington State Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform (LASER) program, which involves a network of 9 regional alliances providing the professional development and technical assistance needed to implement inquiry-based science instruction in participating schools.

Safe Schools/Healthy Students National Evaluation 2010-2012

Agency: MANILA Consulting Group, Inc.

RMC Research, under 2 consecutive contracts beginning in 2005, teamed with MANILA Consulting Group and Battelle Centers for Public Health Research and Evaluation to conduct the national evaluation of the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative, a federal grant program that supports communities and schools to improve the safety and well-being of students through the integration of the education, mental health, social services, law enforcement, and juvenile justice systems at the local level.

Local Even Start Evaluation: Longview, Washington

Agency: Longview School District

RMC Research served as the local evaluator for the William F. Goodling Even Start Family Literacy program implemented in Longview, Washington, with funding from the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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