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Data and evaluation

Evaluators, staff, and community partners are working together to review data to inform COO strategies and evaluate the progress of COO. COO stakeholders and community partners will provide input on evaluation activities, interpretation and dissemination of findings.

The evaluation will be designed to answer the question,

To what extent and in what ways has the initiative's cross-cutting strategies strengthened community connections and increased equity in housing, health, and economic conditions in King County?

Check back on this page for more details as the COO evaluation plan is finalized.

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The initiative is governed by a collaborative partnership of community leaders, government entities and philanthropic organizations. Together, we create priorities and collaborative solutions in communities, engage multiple organizations in institutional, systems and policy change, and foster innovations in equity, through leadership and capacity building in a regional learning community.

  • Adam Taylor
  • Andrea Estes
  • Betsy Jones
  • Deanna Dawson
  • Gordon McHenry Jr.
  • Jenn Ramirez Robson
  • Matelita Jackson
  • Lydia Assefa-Dawson
  • Laura Hitchcock
  • Michael Brown
  • Nathan Smith
  • Paola Maranan
  • Sili Savusa
  • Tony To
  • Ubax Gardheere

From April-October 2014, a design committee composed of 50/50 representation of community and institutional partners developed the larger COO framework, identified potential outcomes, and designed a process for identifying investment neighborhoods.