Ruth Mott Beautification Initiative Evaluation

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Project Details

  • Principal Investigator: Thomas Reischl
  • Contact Information: Thomas Reischl at reischl@umich.edu
  • Project Dates: 2007-2009
  • Funding: Ruth Mott Foundation

Description

The PRC conducted a cross-site evaluation of the beautification activities of Ruth Mott Foundation grantees and the effects of these efforts on community and resident outcomes. The evaluation engaged stakeholders in a participatory process; facilitated critical deliberations about effective strategies and efficient allocation of resources required to sustain community revitalization; and documented and disseminated the results of a comprehensive approach to creating a safe, attractive and livable community.

Technical Reports

Reischl, T. M., Zimmerman, M. A., Morrel-Samuels, S., Franzen, S., & Allen, J. O. (2009). Participatory Evaluation of the Ruth Mott Foundation Beautification Plan–Year Two Mid-Year Report.
Reischl, T. M., Zimmerman, M. A., Morrel-Samuels, S., Franzen, S., Allen, J. O., & Corder, K. (2008). Participatory Evaluation of the Ruth Mott Foundation Beautification Plan–Year One Report.

Presentations

Reischl, T., Franzen, S., Morrel-Samuels, S., Allen, J. O., Grodzinski, A., & Zimmerman, M. (2009, November). Multi-method Participatory Evaluation of a Community Beautification Program. Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Philadelphia, PA.
Reischl, T. M., Franzen, S. P., & Morrel-Samuels, S. (2009, June). Collaborative Evaluation of the Ruth Mott Foundation Beautification Plan [Poster]. 12th Biennial Conference of the Society for Community Research and Action, Montclair, NJ.

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