Program Evaluation

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

Funded Partners

Overall 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

Evaluation of Programs Addressing the Reduction of African American Child Deaths

LPC Consulting Associates (LPC) provides top-quality program evaluation, needs assessment and project consultation services.
Contact Person: Shannon Williams, Research Director, (916) 448-8026

Evaluation Committee 

The Committee meets every other month to develop policy recommendations to the Commission evaluation issues and oversees the evaluation design.