NEST - Research and Evaluation

Temple NEST is involved in a variety of projects that help nonprofit organizations increase program effectiveness and build organizational capacity. Each project is led by a member of the Temple NEST team. For more information on a particular project, please contact us at

Select current projects include:

  • Evaluation of Senior Community Center state-sponsored grant program
  • Designing and implementing county-wide needs assessment
  • Creation of Pennsylvania state-wide epidemiology profile
  • Evaluation of early childhood education community program
  • Designing and evaluation of a new school-based initiative developed and funded by the CDC
  • Creation and validation of curricula-driven measurement instruments for adult protective service worker professionals

  • Recently completed projects include:

  • United Way Tri-county Needs assessment
  • INTERRUPTED curriculum-based alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco intervention program - Evaluation across ten counties
  • Curriculum-based gambling education and intervention programming - Evaluation
  • Curriculum-based adolescent sexual health program - Evaluation and capacity building
  • Lower Paxton Youth Center - Needs assessment
  • Abstinence Education Program - Evaluation
  • Study of Adult Financial Exploitation (SAFE) - Retrospective case review
  • INTERRUPTED curriculum-based alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco intervention program - Assessment of capacity-building exercises and creation of evaluation plan
  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers - Evaluation
  • North Central Tobacco Control Project - Database design and consultation
  • Philadelphia's Mayor's Office of Community Services - Poverty needs assessment
  • Tri-County - Poverty needs assessment summary
  • Curriculum-Based Gambling Education - Evaluation
  • Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Services Inc. - Evidence-based outcome measures