CUIR RESEARCH
 
CUIR RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS AND PROJECTS
Research Collaborations, Grants, Contracts and Projects
1994-2007

Click on a Topic to view the Center's projects:
Collaboratives for Change
Program Planning and Evaluation
Strategic Planning and Visioning
Community Need Assessments
Economic/Workforce Development Research
Survey Research
Government Services Research
Data Management and Data Analysis
Information Technology Services
Entech: Empowering Nonprofits in Technology
Collaborations/Facilitation
Nonprofit

Collaboratives for Change
Compass Guide
Greater Milwaukee Foundation, The Education Resources Institute, Wallace-Readers’ Digest Fund, Bradley Foundation, Weiss Family Foundation, Stackner Family Foundation, McCabe Fund, Lumina Foundation
A web-based, collaborative effort for Milwaukee residents, particularly low-income and minority youth, to increase access to colleges, technical schools, trades and apprenticeships.

Ongoing
$550,000

Donors Forum of Wisconsin
Research and technical assistance to support philanthropy in Wisconsin

01/07-12/07 $15,000

Community Development Work Study Program at UW-Milwaukee
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (Office of University Partnerships)
The grant provided tuition support and stipends to economically disadvantaged and minority students to increase the cadre of community-building professions working in American cities. Support was provided to four UWM students enrolled in one of three graduate programs: Master of Public Administration, Master of Urban Planning, or Master of Urban Studies.
8/04-8/07 $180,000 8/02-7/04 $89,500 7/97-9/99 $119,4000
Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Greater Milwaukee Foundation Website Connecting Philanthropy
This project will search, collate, organize and synthesize research information on a series of policy issues which are relevant to the greater Milwaukee area – with this information used to create sections of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Philanthropy Online component of the foundation’s website.
1/04-12/04
$50,000
TRIO Dissemination Grant
U.S. Department of Education
Stephen Percy, Director of CUIR, is co-principal investigator of a TRIO Dissemination Grant that will expand pre-college programs to three community-based organizations, including support for Compass Guide
9/03-8/06 $600,000
Teachers for a New Era
Carnegie Corporation

The Center for Urban Initiatives and Research with serve as a coordinating unit for an urban teaching initiative recently received from the Carnegie Corporation.

7/03-6/08 $1,000,000/yr

Faye McBeath Foundation/Helen Bader Foundation
ENTECH Website Development .
4/03-12/08
$47,437
Revitalizing Milwaukee Through Personal and Organizational Empowerment
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (Office of University Partnerships)
University collaboration to support community revitalization in central city Milwaukee through housing-focused internships, dissemination of urban planning skills, oral history, and community development efforts.

1/03-12/04 $150,000

Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC) – New Directions
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

This program provides graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with service learning opportunities in organizations that serve residents of the target neighborhood through fair lending practices, housing creation and rehabilitation, homeownership, and community redevelopment.
1/03-12/04 $150,000
CUIR and Roberto Hernandez Center
Latino Inventory Project
Collaborative study to identify Latino nonprofits in Southeastern Wisconsin to determine technical assistance needs. This study sponsored by Hispanics in Philanthropy currently accepting proposals from identified Latino nonprofits for capacity building and mini-grants.

10/02-6/03 $10,000

Nonprofit Portal
UWM Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management
A collaborative on-line information clearinghouse designed to strengthen the knowledge of Milwaukee area nonprofits.

7/02-Present $133,790

Faye McBeath Foundation
ENTECH
Capacity Building
This grant will be used for development of Helen Bader Institute Nonprofit Management Education and Research programs. .
1/02-12/05
$46,688
COMPASS (Community Mapping, Planning & Analysis for Public Safety Strategies)
National Institute of Justice and City of Milwaukee
CUIR, along with criminal justice/geography/urban planning faculty and Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee, serve as the research partners to the City of Milwaukee on the COMPASS project. COMPASS is a data-driven approach for enhancing public safety through collaborative problem solving.
9/01-12/03 $275,000
Lake Sturgeon Bowl
Wisconsin Sea Grant, Consortium for Oceanographic Research & Education, Brunswick Public Foundation, misc. sponsors
A regional academic competition for high school students, coordinated in conjunction with the UW Great Lakes WATER Institute.

2/01-Present $83,000

 

Learning Partner for Casey Foundation’s Making Connections Initiative
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Grant to support a learning partnership with the foundation’s Making Connections Initiative in Milwaukee, including neighborhood data studies, ethnographic studies, and partnership facilitation .
1/00-4/02
$151,000
Building Capacity in Milwaukee’s Nonprofit Housing Industry
Fannie Mae Foundation
Grant to support the capacity of nonprofit housing producers to create affordable housing in Milwaukee.
11/98-10/00 $200,000
Institutionalizing the Milwaukee Community Outreach Partnership Center (MCOPC)
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Grant awarded to institutionalize the economic development, job training and skills development, housing design services, housing for non-traditional families, fair lending practices, and community learning projects of the MCOPC—a collaboration of UWM and community partners.
7/98-6/99
$100,000
EPIC: Empowering Parents through Informed Choices in Education
Partners Advancing Values in Education (PAVE) and Local Foundations

A broad-scale collaboration of schools, PAVE, local foundations, and CUIR to create an electronic data system containing information on all local schools in the City of Milwaukee (plus Chapter 220 schools) that will be easily accessible via an EPIC website on the Internet.
3/98-Present
$154,000
Forging a Partnership for Neighborhood Revitalization: The Milwaukee Community Outreach Partnership (MCOPC) Initiative
U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through the MCOPC, faculty and staff at UWM collaborated with community partners to provide a variety of integrated interventions designed to revitalize neighborhoods within Milwaukee’s inner city. These included: economic development, job training and skills development, housing design services and housing for non-traditional families, fair lending practices, and community learning projects
10/95-9/97
$500,000
Title XI-Building Capacity in Milwaukee’s Inner City: Partnership for a Sustainable Future
U.S. Department of Education, Urban Community Services Program
This program was conducted through partnerships that linked the university to important community-serving agencies in Milwaukee. The partnerships focused on three areas: 1)independent living skills training for youth; 2)health care and health education; and 3)alcohol and drug abuse services. Community partners included House of Peace, LaVarnway Boys and Girls Club, and the Latino Health Organization

10/93-9/97
$1,625,000

Program Planning and Evaluation
National Youth Leadership Council
Technical Assistance for NYIC's Self-Assessment Process for Service Learning Programs
9/07-04/08
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Implementing a coaching model for the Wisconsin Continuous Improvement Process for After School Programs
08/07-07/08
Next Door Foundation
Research to support early childhood head start operating at the Foundation
3/07-5/07
United Community Center
Evaluation of the Latino Dementia Project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
3/07-12/09
Task Force on Family Violence
Process and outcome evaluation of programming of the Task Force
1/07-12/07
United Performing Arts Fund
Survey research, interviews and research to support strategic planning by UPAF
1/07-3/07
Mental Health Association in Milwaukee County
Process and outcome evaluation of the Invisible Children's Program
10/06-5/08
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
Evaluation of studies to enhance the understanding of impacts created by programs operated by Boys & Girls Club in Greater Milwaukee
10/06-8/07
Angela M. Turner Consulting
Evaluation of St. Louis Healthy Marriage Project
10/06-9/07
Center for Self Sufficiency
Evaluation of Healthy Marriage Initiative
10/06-9/07
Wisconsin Women's Business Incubator Corporation
Evaluation of micro-business creating programs
9/06-8/09
Survive Alive House Foundation
Evaluation of the fire safety program delivered to second and fifth graders at Milwaukee Public Schools
8/06-8/07
Evaluation of PAP Community-Based Abstinence Education Project
Evaluation of Abstinence-Based Teen Pregnancy
7/06-6/07
Safe & Sound Incorporated
Comprehensive evaluation of the Safe & Sound Program in Milwaukee
6/06-10/07
UWM School of Continuing Education
Internet survey of public officials in Southeast Wisconsin
6/06-10/06
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Preliminary Analysis of Continuous Improvement Process for After School (CIPAS)
4/06-8/06
Pettit Foundation/ Life Impact Program
Evaluation of the UWM Life Impact Program to support single parent-students at UWM
3/06-8/06
Rosalie Manor Community & Family Services
Evaluation of Abstinence-Based Teen Pregnancy
3/06-9/06
LaCasa de Esperanza
Evaluation of the Supersite operation of the Earned Income Tax Assistance Program in 2006
2/06-6/06
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Technical Assistance to Wisconsin Project to Improve the Management of Drug and Violence Prevention Programs
11/05-9/07
Angela M. Turner Consulting
Evaluation of AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin Community-Based Abstinence Education Project
11/05-9/06
Washington County
Washington County Comprehensive Planning Survey
10/05-7/06
Angela M. Turner Consulting
Evaluation of Better Family Life Community-Based Abstinence Education Project
10/05-9/06
Center for Self-Sufficiency
Evaluation of Abstinence- Based Teen Pregnancy Program
10/05-9/06
UW Extension
Evaluation of the UW Extension Horticulture Hotline
10/05-12/05
Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation
Evaluation of Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation Grant Making Process and Outcomes.
8/05-10/05
Rosalie Manor
Evaluation of Supporting Today’s Teen Parents Abstinence Education Project.
7/05-9/05
Milwaukee Public Schools
Community Assessment Study for the Head Start Program. .
5/05-6/05
Brighter Futures
Assistance in compiling data for the Community Report Card
3/05-12/05
Boys & Girls Club
Evaluation of Program Efforts.
1/05-4/05
Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Asset Building Evaluation
Evaluation of three Supersites for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance to determine their capacity to stimulate enrollment in social programs.

1/05-8/05 1/03-6/04

Rosalie Manor
Evaluation of SPRANS Abstinence Education Project.
9/04-9/05
Public Allies
Youth Leadership Development
Year-end evaluation of Public Allies program.
9/03-10/03
Opportunities Industrialization Center of Greater Milwaukee (OICGM)
Youth/Health
Evaluation of the SPRANS Abstinence Education Grant.
7/03-6/05
HUD
Milwaukee County DHHS-Sports Authority Evaluation Program.
7/03-9/03
Milwaukee Public Schools
Youth/Health
Evaluation of CDC-funded program to prevent HIV/AIDS and STDs in Milwaukee Public Schools.
4/03-9/04
Milwaukee Public Schools
HIV Prevention.
4/03-2/04
Private Industry Council
Employment
Evaluation of the LEP Workforce Partnerships project.
4/02-1/04
American Heart Association
Health
Evaluation of Implementation of the Search Your Heart Program, a cardiovascular education program designed for implementation through faith communities.
9/02-3/03
Milwaukee Public Schools
Youth/Health
Evaluation of the 21 st Century Physical Education for Progress Project in 25 Milwaukee Public Schools.
9/01-9/02
Rosalie Manor
Youth Programs
Conducted a co-evaluation of Supporting Today’s Teen Parents (STTP), providing both process and impact evaluations of the program.
5/01-9/04
Milwaukee County District Attorney
Crime/Criminal Justice
Evaluation of the first year implementation of the Community Prosecution CP. Designed to thwart crime and strengthen neighborhoods by locating assistant district attorneys in the community.
5/01-11/01
United Way in Waukesha County
Needs Assessment
A needs assessment to develop community indicators and action plan.
1/01-9/02
Northwest Side Community Development Corporation
Workforce Development
Evaluation of the multiple workforce development activities of the Northwest Side Community Development Corporation.

8/00-7/02

Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
Youth/Health
Evaluation of the Wisconsin Abstinence Education Project, efforts in twelve sites across the State of Wisconsin to promote abstinence from sexual activity among teenagers.
7/00-7/02
Milwaukee Public Schools
Youth/Health
Evaluation of the Healthy Hearts Project in 34 Milwaukee Public Schools to teach proper nutrition, exercise, blood pressure monitoring, and abstinence from tobacco.
7/00-9/01
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
Youth Programs
Evaluation of the organization’s targeted outreach initiative designed as an intervention, to divert youth away from gangs and toward positive activities and enhanced educational achievement.
2/00-2/02
City of Milwaukee Health Department
Youth/Health
Evaluation of the effectiveness of Milwaukee’s Asthma Training Program for W-2 participants, with regard to health indicators and impact on work/training program attendance.
11/98-10/99
City of Milwaukee Health Department
Youth Programs
Funded by the Centers for Disease Control, the Metropolitan Milwaukee Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Consortium (MMAPPC) is one of 13 demonstration sites nationally whose mission is to bring together service providers, parents, teens, schools and elected officials to work toward the prevention of teen pregnancy. CUIR provides both process and outcome evaluations for Phase II of the project.
6/98-9/02
Soros Foundation (through the Benedict Center)
Criminal Justice
Evaluation of the Benedict Center’s Day Reporting Center.
6/97-7/98
Strategic Planning and Visioning
Milwaukee Public Library
Research and Facilitation to Support the Milwaukee Public Library Facilities Plan
05/07-04/08
Women's Funding Network
Pooled Investment Strategies for a National Funding Network
05/07-11/07
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
Milwaukee Bid Council-Strategic Visioning Process
10/07-02/08
Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation
Evaluation of Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation Grant Making Process and Outcomes .
8/05-10/05
Historic King Business Improvement District (BID)
Facilitate review and revision of strategic vision for the BID’s operation.
12/01-2/02
City of Cedarburg , Wisconsin
Facilitation of a strategic visioning process to guide the city’s planning for the future. Project includes background research, focus groups, community meetings, and facilitation of the strategic visioning efforts of an appointed Visioning Committee.
11/00-12/01
City of Glendale
Facilitation of a strategic visioning process to guide the city’s planning for the future. Project includes background research, focus groups, community meetings, and facilitation of the strategic visioning efforts of an appointed visioning committee.
6/00-2/01
Fannie Mae
Closing the Gap Forums in Milwaukee
Grant will be used to support the staff of the Center for Urban Initiatives and Research on the series of “Close the Lending Gap” forums.
12/00-12/01
City of Milwaukee Health Department
Provision of research services to support the visioning process of the Healthiest Milwaukee Initiative, including surveys of community residents and focus groups for targeted health populations.
2/00-7/00
City of Mequon , Wisconsin
Facilitation of a strategic visioning process to guide the city’s planning for the future. Project included background research, focus groups, community meetings, and facilitation of the strategic visioning efforts of an appointed Visioning Committee.
12/98-6/99
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Education
Evaluation of the impact of Student Achievement Guarantee in Education (SAGE), a major school reform initiative. This initiative combined small classroom size with other reforms that, together, were expected to improve the educational achievement of young children in economically disadvantaged school systems.
9/95-6/98
Milwaukee County Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture
Facilitation of strategic planning to guide the future of the county parks department and its many function areas.
6/95-12/95
Community Need Assessments
Racine/Kenosha CAA, Inc.
Research to support sustained funding of Head Start Programs in Racine County
10/06-12/06
Chamness Consulting
Research to support Local Indicators for Excellence (L.I.F.E.) Project for Sheboygan County
6/06-12/06
Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Research to Support Philanthropy ON-Line Project
3/06-12/06
United Way of Greater Milwaukee
Survey of Local Residents on Philanthropic Giving
12/05-3/06
Community Advocates
Data Processing for Milwaukee Brighter Futures 2005 Report Card.
8/05-11/05
Community Advocates
Youth Survey Data Entry & Analysis.
12/04
Dept. of Housing & Urban Development/Waukesha County
Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area Evaluation.
11/03-12/03

Wauwatosa School District
Planning
Development of elementary school attendance boundaries.

9/03-10/03
City of Milwaukee, Community Development Block Grant Office Head Start (CDBG)
Mapping of CDBG Strategic Planning Area
Collaborated with CDBG office to revise planning areas to reflect demographic changes from 2000 census.
4/03-11/03
National Housing Conference
Employer-Aided Housing
Examination of employer-assisted housing initiatives in Milwaukee.
9/02-12/02
Next Door Foundation
Community Assessment Study
Examination of community needs challenges, and opportunities in target neighborhood of the foundations. Information gained was used to inform programs and their implementations.
8/02-12/02
Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Study of Persistent Poverty, Milwaukee Metropolitan Region
Measure demographic (social indicators and causes of poverty, 1970-2000).
5/02-10/02
Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Benchmark Development/Data Archive
Measure Social, Economic, and Environmental Indicators of Menomonee Valley, Milwaukee, WI.
1/02-12/02
Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Study of Poverty Indicators
Measure Indications of poverty in Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties.
4/02-7/02
M&I Bank
Neighborhood Housing Analysis.
6/01-6/02
United Way of Greater Milwaukee
Needs Assessment
Analyses of Data on Populations Served.
10/00-5/01
Donors Forum of Wisconsin
Philanthropic Giving
Analysis of Foundation Giving Data.
8/00-10/00
Milwaukee Foundation
Youth
Youth Mapping / Youth Initiative Project.
9/97-12/99
M7 Community Development Corporation
Needs Assessment
1/98-4/98
Bradley Foundation
Youth
Analysis of Parents Involvement in Choice Schools.
9/97-6/98
Citizens for a Better Environment
Environment
Pollution Prevention Project.
10/96-1/98
Sixteenth Street Community Health Center
Environment
Computer Mapping for Environmental Health Project.
5/96-8/96
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Criminal Justice
Drug Posses, Gangs and the Underclass in Milwaukee.
1/91-12/97
Economic/Workforce Development Research
Business Interest in Forming a Business Improvement District
Exploration of creating of a Business Improvement District in Lincoln Village Neighborhood
12/06-3/07
Historic King Drive Business Improvement District
Survey of residents in BID area to determine retail and services, consumption and preferences
10/06-12/06
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
School Health Education Profile
Survey of a sample of Wisconsin public schools on health education policies and practices.
11/03-Present
Wisconsin Policy Research Institute
Economic Development
Wisconsin ’s Regional Economies: 1991-96
Metropolitan Regions Report
Changing Economies of Wisconsin..
5/03-12/04
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Workforce Participation
Local Learning Partnership study of workforce participation of former welfare recipient
8/02-10/02
Washington County
Economic Development
Surveys of Washington County residents, businesses, elected officials, and education officials on economic development issues.
8/00-1/01
16th Street Community Health Center in collaboration with Great Lakes Environmental Fund
Environment
Menomonee Valley Sustainable Redevelopment Project.
7/98-8/99
Wisconsin Policy Research Institute
Criminal Justice
Analysis of Private Enterprise in Prisons.
7/97-1/98
City of Madison , Wisconsin
Economic Development
Economic Analysis of the City of Madison, 1991-95.
9/96-7/97
U.S. Office of Technology Assessment
Economic Development
Study of Spatial Changes of Economic Activity.
9/94-3/95
Survey Research
Diverse & Resilient
Diverse and Resilient Youth Risk Behavior Survey
10/07-03/08
Milwaukee Public Schools
Administration of Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2007
09/06-10/07
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Special Reporting for the 2007 WI Youth Risk Behavior Survey
10/07-11/07
Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
2008 Wisconsin Youth Tobacco Survey
07/07-06/08
Community Relations-Social Development Commission
Surveys and research to understand poverty in Milwaukee County
5/06-10/06
City of New Berlin
Mail Survey of residents and businesses in the city of New Berlin
12/05-5/06
City of South Milwaukee
12/05-3/06
Partners for the Common Good
Mail survey of Nonprofit Organizations to ascertain capitol and borrowing needs
11/05-1/06
Village of Saukville
Survey
Mail survey of Village of Saukville residents and businesses.
8/05-12/05
Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Research Surveys to Support Marketing & Development.
3/05-6/05
Burleigh Street Community Development Corporation
Survey of Sherman Park Residents.
1/05-2/05
United Way of Greater Milwaukee
Survey of Donors to United Way.
1/05-4/05
Great Lakes Indian Wildlife and Fishing Commission
Reducing Risks of the Anishinaabe from Methylmurcury.
11/04-12/06
Sixteenth Street Community Health Center
Menomonee Valley Benchmarking Initiative Phase II.
11/04-12/05
Westside Healthcare Association
Survey of residents in Westside Healthcare Association service area.
4/04-6/04
Agape Community Center
Survey of Agape Neighborhood Residents.
4/04-6/04
Nonprofit Center-Neighborhood Information Alliance
Analysis of Making Connections survey data.
2/04-12/04
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
School Health Education Profile
Survey of a sample of Wisconsin public schools on health education policies and practices.
11/03-present
Center for Community Partnerships
Washington County Economic Development surveys.
5/03-10/03

Village of Shorewood
Fiscal Planning
Community survey on budget priorities.

4/03-10/03
Delevan-Darien School District
Youth Risk Behavior Survey
Administration of YRBS with high school students
2/03-6/03
Neenah School District
Youth Risk Behavior Survey
Administration of YRBS with high school students
2/03-6/03
Appleton School District
Youth Risk Behavior Survey
Administration of YRBS with high school students.
2/03-6/03
Sebastapol School District
Youth Risk Behavior Survey
Administration of YRBS with high school students.
2/03-6/03
City of Wauwatosa
Fiscal Planning
Community survey on budget priorities.
1/03-6/03
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Youth Risk Behavior
Survey
Administration of YRBS in a sample of 50 Wisconsin public high schools.
10/02-6/05
Public Allies
Youth Employment
Analysis of job evaluation surveys.
9/02-10/03
Waukesha County Department of Health & Human Services
Needs Assessment
Survey of healthcare needs of county Latinos.
9/02-12/02
Milwaukee Aging Consortium &UWM Center on Age and Community
Aging
Survey of professionals in the field of aging
8/02-10/02
CUIR
Public Opinion
Poll of gubernatorial primary election.
8/02
Step-Up Milwaukee
Future Development/Planning
Phone survey of south-side community residents.
6/02-7/02
UWM Roberto Hernandez Center
Background Study of Latinos
Surveys of Faculty, staff and students regarding Latino issues.
6/02-12/02
CUIR
Public Opinion
Phone survey of Metro-Milwaukee residents.
5/02-6/02
Washington County Parks
Parks and Recreation
Phone survey of county residents & mail survey of residents reserving park facilities.
5/02-present
Social Entrepreneurship Initiative
Social Entrepreneurship
Mail survey of local nonprofit organizations to assess social entrepreneurship efforts,
in place/planned.
4/02-12/02
UWM Graduate School
Education
Mail survey of graduate students.
2/02-5/02
Milwaukee Area Labor Electoral Coalition
Government
Phone survey of residents regarding school board elections.
4/02-5/02
Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Philanthropy
Telephone survey of Greater Milwaukee Foundation donors.
1/02-2/02
Hunger Task Force
Youth/Hunger
Mail survey of state teachers regarding school breakfast program.
10/01-12/01
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Poverty/Welfare
Telephone survey of Central-City residents on the Earned Income Tax Credit Program.
9/01-12/01
Village of Shorewood, Wisconsin
Health
Survey of North Shore Restaurants on Tobacco Policy.
9/01-10/01
United Way of Greater Milwaukee
Future Development/Planning
Survey of UW Agencies and Schools.
8/01-9/01
Milwaukee Public Schools
Education/Youth
Administration of Youth Risk Behavior Survey with a sample of MPS middle and high school students.
4/01-8/05
Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Fund
Youth/Health
Survey of Milwaukee County Residents on Child Abuse Awareness.
1/01-6/01
Social Development Commission
Needs Assessment
Study of Needs of Milwaukee County Residents.
9/00-9/04
Institute for Wisconsin’s Future
Poverty/Welfare
Survey of Wisconsin Low Income Residents.
8/00-11/00
Village of Germantown, Wisconsin
Land Use
Survey of Germantown Residents in Land Use Preferences.
6/00-10/00
Milwaukee County Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture
Parks and Recreation
Study of Milwaukee County Indoor Pools.
5/00-10/00
City of West Bend, Wisconsin
Future Development/Planning
Mail Survey of City Residents.
5/99-9/99
Madison Magazine, Inc.
Needs Assessment
Survey of Dane County Residents.
6/99-7/99
Healthier Communities Initiative (Cudahy, Oak Creek, St. Francis and So. Milwaukee, WI)
Health
Telephone Survey of Community Residents on Public Health.
5/99-7/99
City of Brookfield, Wisconsin
Future Development/Planning
Telephone Survey of City Residents.
3/99-4/99
Mount Tabor Church of Christ
Needs Assessment
Survey of Neighborhood Residents.
3/99-4/99
Faith United Church of Christ
Needs Assessment
Demographic Study of Community Residents.
12/98-3/99
Milwaukee Ballet
Needs Assessment
Analysis of Survey Data.
8/98-10/98
Village of Slinger, Wisconsin
Future Development/Planning
Mail Survey of Village Residents.
1/98-4/98
Sixteenth Street Community Health Center
Health
Measuring User Assessment of Clinic Services.
10/96-12/97
10/95-10/96
1/95-12/95
Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee
Poverty/Welfare
Two Studies of Consumer Access to Food Delivery Systems.
1/97-5/97
Village of Germantown, Wisconsin
Future Development/Planning
Survey of Germantown Residents.
7/96-11/96
Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission
Parks and Recreation
Assessing Parks and Open Spaces in Washington County.
10/95-1/96
Village of Brown Deer, Wisconsin
Future Development/Planning
Citizen Survey of Residents of Brown Deer.
5/95-8/95
Ambulatory Health Day Care Setting Consortium
Health
Measuring Community Health Needs.
3/95-5/95
Ambulatory Health Day Care Setting Consortium
Health
Developing a Community Health Profile and Assessing Community Health.
7/94-9/94
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Transportation
Research Studies on Transportation and the Rideshare Program.
10/93-3/94
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Transportation
Study of Rideshare in Southeastern Wisconsin.
10/93-3/94
Governmental Services Research
Milwaukee County Department of Human Services
Youth
Study of Milwaukee County Day Care Quality Measurement.
11/00-12/01
Milwaukee County Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture
Parks and Recreation
Study of Milwaukee County Recreational Needs.
5/00-10/00
Milwaukee Public Schools (Hurtado Consulting)
Education
Research Services to Support Neighborhood Schools Planning Initiative, including telephone surveys and focus groups.
2/00-6/00
Bradley Foundation
Education
PAVE Private School Teacher/Principal Study.
3/99-2/00
Milwaukee Public Schools
Education
Community Survey on Schools and Education in Milwaukee.
8/98-11/98
Institute for Wisconsin’s Future
Education
Studying the Impact of Funding Formula/Revenue Caps in Local Schools.
4/97-8/97
Institute for Wisconsin’s Future
Governmental Operations
Study of Privatization of Internal Support Services by the City of Milwaukee.
6/96-9/96
Bradley Foundation
Education
Fourth & Fifth Year Report on the PAVE Scholarship Program.
5/96-9/98
Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee
Poverty/Welfare
Assessing Food Delivery Systems in Inner-City Milwaukee.
3/96-8/96
Wisconsin Department of Administration
Education
Residential High School of Excellence for Wisconsin
Comprehensive Assessment of Pools and Recreation in Milwaukee County.
8/94-6/95
Data Management and Data Analysis
Planning & Design Institute, Inc.
Future Development/Planning
Database creation and data entry for West Racine, Whitefish Bay, Caledonia and Glenview, IL.
8/05
Ozaukee County Planning Resources & Land Management Department
Ozaukee County Comprehensive Planning Telephone Surveys.
1/05-3/05
Community Advocates
Data Mapping/ Assessment
Development of Brighter Futures Report Card to the Community.
9/03-3/04
City of Mequon
Parks and Recreation
Database creation, entry and analysis of resident surveys.
6/02-7/02
Episcopal Diocese
Planning
Database creation, entry and analysis of member surveys.
5/02-present
School to Work Program
Education
Analysis of survey data of program participants.
5/02-6/02
Afro Urban Institute
Education
Database creation, entry and analysis of resident surveys.
1/02-3/02
Planning & Design Institute, Inc.
Future Development/Planning
Database creation and data entry for West Racine, Whitefish Bay, Caledonia and Glenview, IL.
10/01-present
Sixteenth Street Community Health Center
Health
Analysis of Data from Lead Outreach Project.
3/00-11/01
Institute for Wisconsin’s Future
Poverty/Welfare
Disseminating Information on Welfare Reform Research.
12/97-6/98
Information Technology Services
Nonprofit Center
Making Connections.
2/04-12/04
Greater Milwaukee Committee Select Committee on Milwaukee County Government
Website Design
Created and updated to support work of the GMC Select Committee as it considered governmental reform in Milwaukee County.
4/02-10/02
ENTECH: Empowering Nonprofits in Technology
Brady Area Foundation for Arts & Ed
River Pulse Video Art Community Project
10/07-03/08
UWM Foundation
ENTECH Support
07/07-06/08
Milwaukee Children's Choir
Milwaukee Children's Choir Website Redesign Project
09/07-02/08
UWM Foundation
ENTECH Support
12/05-3/06
UWM Foundation
Support for ENTECH Construction of Greater Milwaukee On-Board Project.
9/05-12/05
Nonprofit Center
Website Development for Jobs that Serve
6/05-12/05
Faith Partnership Network, Inc.
Creating a Comprehensive Data Base of Information and Accessible Website to promote faith-based programs in Greater Milwaukee.
5/05-9/05
Nonprofit Center
Nonprofit Center Jobs Website.
12/04-6/05
Collaborations/Facilitation
Fourth Street Forums
Collaboration with Milwaukee Turners; organize weekly forum to discuss critical policy issues of relevance to the community, region and state. Forums held at Historic Turner Hall and televised on local public broadcasting station and radio station at UWM.
9/02-present
Greater Milwaukee Committee Select Committee on Milwaukee County Government
County Government operation and reform.
Provide Research and staff assistance to the Select committee, particularly to the Metropolitan Government Subcommittee.
4/02-10/02
Social Entrepreneurship Initiative
Social Entrepreneurship
Collaboration with Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee and Urban Economic Association of Wisconsin to operate a speakers series, conduct learning roundtables and conduct research on social entrepreneurship in Milwaukee. Supported by grants from the Nonprofit Management Fund, Helen Bader Foundation, and United Way of Greater Milwaukee.
3/02-6/03
Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management
Nonprofit Management
Provide research, knowledge management, and information dissemination to support the Nonprofit Management Education initiative of the Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management, including surveys of the sector.
1/02-present
Campaign for a Strong Regional Future
Collaboration with the Greater Milwaukee Committee and Public Policy Forum to explore and stimulate greater collaboration in the metropolitan area focused on education, employment, transportation and housing.
12/01-present
Greater Milwaukee Watershed Forum
Environment
Collaboration with the Freshwater Initiative of the Milwaukee Idea, at UWM, Metropolitan Milwaukee Sewage District, Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, and Marquette University to create a user-friendly examination of fresh water in the Great Lakes. Panel sessions/power point presentations recorded and packaged for use in high school classrooms.
6/01-11/02
Fannie Mae Wisconsin Partnership Office
Housing Policy
Facilitated three panel sessions of the Closing the Gap forum aimed at creating a response to the City Comptroller’s office report on home mortgage and improvement lending gaps between white and non-white residents of Milwaukee.
6/00-2/01
Milwaukee County Public Defenders
Criminal Justice
Facilitated learning/reflection sessions for the Milwaukee County Public Defenders office on varied topics: understanding mental needs, understanding diversity issues in local criminal justice.
3/00-present
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Housing Policy
Collaborated on planning of the Housing Opportunities Program (HOPS)- a study and action plan initiative to enhance affordable housing and home ownership in a seven county area in Southeastern Wisconsin. Facilitated a full day retreat.
2/00-Present
Partnership for a Healthy Milwaukee
Health Policy
Collaboration with the City of Milwaukee Health Department, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee County Department of Health and Social Services, United Way of Greater Milwaukee, and other partners to study local health needs and create strategic partnerships to enhance health outcomes.
Took lead role in facilitating a one-day learning and planning forum [Piecing Together a Healthy Community: A Milwaukee Forum on Health, May 30, 2001].
3/99-Present
Nonprofit
Northwestern Mutual Foundation
ENTECH
Knowledge Guide to Nonprofit Technology.
1/05-6/05
Nonprofit Management Fund
Feasibility for Nonprofit Recruitment Program.
2/04-12/04
Nonprofit Management Fund
Study of Nonprofit Boards of Directors in Milwaukee.
11/03-2/04
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