Research & 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.

Select current projects include:

  • Evaluation of curriculum-based alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco intervention currently disseminated across ten counties
  • Assessment of evidence-based outcome measures
  • Evaluation of curriculum-based gambling education and intervention programming
  • Designing the 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
  • Organizational capacity building and evaluation of curriculum-based adolescent sexual health program
  • Evaluation of the Abstinence Education Program

Recently completed projects include:

  • Lower Paxton Youth Center – Needs assessment
  • 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 services
  • 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
  • Poverty literature review
  • Prisoner Re-entry/Case Management Project – Database design and consultation