Research Summary: Infant and young child feeding practices

In collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Malawi and Emory University, Concern Worldwide evaluated infant and young child feeding practices and the feasibility, acceptability and cultural appropriateness of a practical feeding toolkit to improve complementary feeding practices in the Mchinji District. … Read more

Challenges of M&E for Capacity Building Projects

8th class Leland Fellow, Michelle DeFreese wrote this blog post profile of Dr. Flavianus Magayane’s role in evaluating iAGRI’s impact on its student participants and his thoughts on the challenges of capturing the impact of investments in human capacity. iAGRI … Read more

La Alma-Lincoln Park Community Needs Assessment

The La Alma-Lincoln Park Community Needs Assessment presents data on the current state of hunger in the downtown Denver neighborhood, as well as recommendations to improve food security. This report is designed for local hunger relief organizations and policy makers to understand … Read more

Miru Yoo

22nd Class, 2015-2016 Field Placement: Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon (Portland, OR) Miru strengthened partnerships with organizations that serve communities of color in Portland. She also co-designed the community engagement plan and contributed to shaping a racial equity lens at PHFO. … Read more

Amy Woehling

22nd Class, 2015-2016 Field Placement: Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon (Portland, OR) Amy conducted qualitative research on the federal Summer EBT for Children (SEBTC) pilot program. She explored the program’s impact on the lived experiences of participating kids, families, and … Read more

Laurie Tran

22nd Class, 2015-2016 Field Placement: Mississippi Center for Justice (Jackson, MS) Laurie worked to revitalize the statewide affordable housing coalition, Housing Mississippi, by creating a foundation to sustain their energy and capacity. She conducted a survey of models and best … Read more

Kalena Thomhave

Originally from Northwest Florida, Kalena graduated from Louisiana State University in 2014 with degrees in political science and English. After college, Kalena served as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Baton Rouge, LA, where she worked on economic development through “Bank On Baton Rouge,” a program increasing access to banks and credit … Read more

Morgan Spears

22nd Class, 2015-2016 Field Placement: Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (Detroit, MI) Morgan served as an active comrade in recruiting member/owners for the Detroit People’s Food Co-op, which strives to increase access to high quality food and promote community-based … Read more

Keithlee Spangler

22nd Class, 2015-2016 Field Placement: Capuchin Soup Kitchen’s Earthworks Urban Farm (Detroit, MI) Keithlee developed an evaluation tool to strengthen the Earthworks Agricultural Training (EAT) program, an adult training program designed to help community members develop the skills they need … Read more

Milanes Morejon

22nd Class, 2015-2016 Field Placement: Logan Square Neighborhood Association (Chicago, IL) Milanes worked at the Parent Engagement Institute with the Parent Mentor Program, which uses a parent engagement model in schools as a way to close the educational achievement gap … Read more