Research & Collaborative Program Development
Research: Applying Best Practices Instead of Best Guesses
Programming is expensive. Social science research and statistical analyses allows us to KNOW if our programs are effective. RCPD engages in:
- New research on parent involvement, minority community volunteerism, building college aspirations, community partnerships, paid and volunteer staff development, and program delivery-bias.
- Applying current research to determine viability, worth and merit of programming.
- Identify relevant trends, matching program goals to both durable metrics and imminent need.
- Providing quantitative and qualitative methodologies for program evaluation.
Collaborative Program Development: Working Partnership Approach
No organization stands alone. The DAC understands this and actively seeks new and viable partnerships within the Denver area through the RCPD Department. Collaboration enables the DAC to:
- Design and implement innovative programming to benefit area youth across multiple partnership goals and objectives.
- Share resources and expertise according to partnership type.
- Expand into new sectors of the community.
- Identify and incubate existing assets within the Denver-Aurora metropolitan statistical area.
- Apply partnership researched metrics to ascertain partnership viability separate from specific program activities.
For more information contact Deb Kwon, Director of Research & Collaborative Program Development at 720.266.2220.