DWF Evaluation

Evaluation of the Dallas Women's Foundation Economic Security Initiative Projects

Dr. Tammy Leonard is the Dallas Women’s Foundations program evaluator for the Economic Security Initiative.  DWF has defined economic security along 3 dimensions:  Learn, Earn, Keep.  The evaluation strategy is to evaluate all programs along all three dimensions in order to capture both direct and indirect impacts.  Rather than evaluating individual programs, the project evaluates cohorts of programs in order to better understand best practices in terms of programmatic approaches as well as understanding what aspects of economic security might be most/least challenging to impact.

In this capacity, CARe researchers interact with an array of non-profit organizations funded through the Economic Security grants program.  To date these organizations include Catholic Charities of Dallas, Jewish Family Services of Dallas, Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas (Senior Source), Wings, Transformance, Boys and Girls Club of Collin County, Junior Achievement, and Girls Inc.

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UD in the Community: Gospel of Life Dwellings Affirm Lives

Although she can no longer see, Tia does her best, like the mother she still is, to ensure the comfort of those around her from her perch on the edge of her bed. She is one of three elderly residents of St. Adelaide in Grand Prairie, one of Gospel of Life Dwellings' two locations. First conceived by Joe Flaherty, M.D., BA '86, a geriatrician, the idea for these homes was embraced and implemented -- and is continuously sustained -- by numerous UD alumni.

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New Crusader Baseball Clubhouse Completed

Positioned off Crusader Drive, behind the batting cages and the centerfield wall of the baseball field, the university's newly constructed baseball clubhouse opened the first week in May, the last week of the season for the UD baseball team. This milestone marked the end of a years-long endeavor supported by the university's Baseball Booster Club to upgrade the team's existing locker room and practice facilities.

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