PROJECTS

Local Initiative Support Corporation-
Houston, TX

Develop, gather and analyze a mix-methods research and assessment process for the Training for the Trainer Program, a curriculum-based, multi-session leadership training program for seasoned and emerging leaders in Houston.  Also, as co-creator and facilitator of the curriculum, the program aims to building a pipeline of leaders who would later serve as coaches, trainers, and/or mentors for the community. Most participants are between 25-40 years-old, are predominantly African-American and Latino/a, and are within underserved communities in the City of Houston.   

Intercultural Development Research Association - San Antonio, TX 

Focus group facilitation, analysis and reporting of focus group data for the Ready Texas: A Study of the Implementation of House Bill 5 in Texas (84th Legislative Session), funded by the Greater Texas Foundation.  The research provided educational stakeholders information about the implications of recent curriculum changes in the state on the college and career readiness of graduates.  Focus groups consisted of students, parents and high school counselors from across Houston, TX and Schulenburg, TX.

Latinos for Education - Boston, MA

Conducted landscape analysis to learn more about the Latino educational leadership pipeline in Houston, which enabled the expansion of the leadership program in Houston for Latino educational leaders.  Analysis consisted of publicly accessible quantitative data, conducting an on-line survey, and conducting and analyzing three qualitative focus groups (with a total of 26 participants) and one-on-one interviews with teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders.    

Mi Familia Vota - Houston, TX

Led research team to develop a strategy aimed at increasing voter registration in local, state and national elections and voter turnout/participation by low-income and vulnerable populations served by health clinics. In partnership with the Episcopal Health Foundation, the research process included stakeholder interviews, state policy analysis, and clinic site observations that informed opportunities to engage potential voters. 

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