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Colorado Collaboratory on Equitable Evaluation

In 2018, the Equitable Evaluation Initiative posed the question: “What might be possible if evaluation was conceptualized, implemented and utilized in a manner that promotes equity?” Many evaluators in Colorado were energized by this question and excited to explore what this might mean for their own practice. But they also wanted to learn alongside other evaluators. As a result, The Colorado Health Foundation and The Colorado Trust decided to team up and support this conversation to create opportunities for evaluators to come together in Colorado.

So the foundations teamed up with Joining Vision and Action (JVA) to support a community of practice — the “Colorado Collaboratory on Equitable Evaluation” — and we invite evaluators from across the state to join us on this journey. 

Who is this for?

New to equity in evaluation? This is for you. A seasoned evaluation practitioner? This is for you, too. The Colorado Collaboratory will be a co-created space where all evaluators can move their practice forward, no matter where they are starting. This community of practice will give evaluators opportunities to build a shared understanding of what it means to do equitable evaluation, to challenge our own assumptions about how evaluation is currently done, and explore approaches to doing evaluation in more equitable ways. The Colorado Collaboratory will provide opportunities for evaluators from different locales around Colorado, from all backgrounds, working in various settings and serving diverse communities to share lessons and experiences and learn from one another. 

Want to hear about upcoming opportunities? Fill out this short form and we’ll add you to the mailing list.

Upcoming Events

  • In-person meeting
    • Date: Thursday, Jan. 16, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (lunch provided)
      Location: Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, 2401 Welton St, Denver, CO 80205
      Register here
  • Upcoming Meetings: (tentative – based on participant feedback)
    • Wednesday, Feb. 12, 12 – 1:30 p.m. (virtual)
    • Thursday, March 12, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (in-person)
    • Wednesday, April 15, 12 – 1:30 p.m. (virtual)
    • Wednesday, May 6, 12 1:30 p.m. (virtual)

Resources

Questions? The Colorado Collaboratory is being overseen by JVA. For any questions, please contact Silvia Solis.