The First 5 Sacramento Commission uses a multifaceted and comprehensive approach in the evaluation of its programs and services. All components of the evaluation have been designed to best demonstrate the impacts of First 5 Sacramento Commission’s funding. The Commission uses collected data to inform short-term decision making while findings from the evaluation are used to formulate long-term funding strategies.
Commission Contact: Carmen Garcia-Gomez, (916) 876-5869
Evaluation of Commission Programs
Applied Survey Research (ASR) a nonprofit social research firm that uses Results Based Accountability (RBA) framework to identify relevant evidence-based outcomes and strategies towards collective wisdom.
Contact Person: Lisa Colvig, Vice President of Evaluation, (408) 247-8319
The Committee meets every other month to develop policy recommendations to the Commission evaluation issues and oversees the evaluation design.
Findings in the community, areas of interest, and other useful resources:
First 5 Sacramento Community Report and Dashboard, 2016-17. This report features program highlights and accomplishments for Fiscal Year 2016-2017. The colorful space themed Report reflects the dedication of many child advocates, educators and providers committed to improving the lives of young children.