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Building Non-Profit Capacity and Community Partnerships: Findings from the Communities Empowering Youth (CEY) Evaluation, 2006-2010 [United States] (ICPSR 32581) RSS

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In 2006, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services established the Communities Empowering Youth (CEY) program. CEY's intent was to address the capacity building needs of partnerships of nonprofit organizations (NPOs) that were tackling issues of gang violence, youth violence, or child abuse and neglect. CEY projects consisted of a partnership between a lead organization/institution (the grantee) and at least two other partnering NPOs that provided services to youth within a specific geographical area. In 2006 ACF, through the Office of Community Services (OCS), awarded 3-year grants to 100 CEY partnerships; in 2007 ACF funded 31 additional partnerships. Abt Associates conducted the evaluation of the CEY program for ACF. This evaluation included annual surveys of the organizations receiving CEY funding over the program's three-year grant cycle. The survey measured changes in two types of capacity: (1) organizational capacity of each lead organization and their partner organizations, and (2) partnership capacity. The federal CEY evaluation is a descriptive, longitudinal outcome study of changes in organizational capacity and partnership development among the CEY lead organizations and their partners over their three-year grant cycles. The evaluation focused on a representative sample of 50 (of 100) lead organizations from the 2006 grant year cohort and all 31 lead organizations from the 2007 grant year cohort. The entire population of partners associated with each lead organization in the study is also included. Thus, the evaluation sample is generalizable to all 131 CEY grants and over 800 associated partner organizations. As noted above, the evaluation examined two general types of capacity: organizational capacity of both the lead organization and each partner organization, and partnership capacity. Organizational capacity included the four capacity domains specified in the CEY grant announcement: (1) leadership development, (2) organizational development, (3) program development, and (4) community engagement. Partnership capacity includes the areas of goal setting and action planning, communication, leadership, and sustainability for each CEY partnership.

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Minzner, Amy, and Kim Francis. Building Non-Profit Capacity and Community Partnerships: Findings from the Communities Empowering Youth (CEY) Evaluation, 2006-2010 [United States]. ICPSR32581-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2012-02-17. doi:10.3886/ICPSR32581.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children and Families

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   communities, community participation, leadership, nonprofit organizations, organizational structure, organizations, program evaluation, training

Smallest Geographic Unit:   region

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 2006--2010

Unit of Observation:   organization, partner organization

Data Types:   survey data

Methodology

Study Design:  

In-depth descriptions of the findings and methodology can be found in "Building Non-Profit Capacity and Community Partnerships: Findings from the Communities Empowering Youth (CEY) Evaluation" and the companion technical report. These and other reports sponsored by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation are available at ACF Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation Web site."

Sample:   The Communities Empowering Youth (CEY) Evaluation involved a national sample of participating partnerships. The evaluation focused on a representative sample of 50 (of 100) lead organizations from the 2006 grant year cohort and all 31 lead organizations from the 2007 grant year cohort. The entire population of partners associated with each lead organization in the study is also included. Therefore, the evaluation sample is generalizable to all 131 CEY grants and over 800 associated partner organizations. Please refer to the Evaluation Design and Sampling Design and Survey Weights section of the Original Principal Investigator Documentation.

Weight:   There are 3 nonresponse adjustment variables -- NEW_NRA_B, NEW_NRA_F1, and NEW_NRA_F2, and there are 6 weight variables - NEW_WEIGHT_B, NEW_WEIGHT_F1, NEW_WEIGHT_F2, NEW_WEIGHT_C1, NEW_WEIGHT_C2, NEW_WEIGHT_C3. Please refer to the Sampling Design and Survey Weights section of the Original Principal Investigator documentation for full details.

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  • Performed consistency checks.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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