Social Policy Research Associates, November 2008
In 2007, SFBI underwent a major strategic planning process to re-examine SFBI’s alignment with the Beacon vision and mission. In conjunction with this process, the goal of this evaluation was to take stock of the usefulness of the evaluation tools, data, and analysis while assuring alignment of the evaluation with the new SFBI strategic plan. SPR helped SFBI review the existing San Francisco Beacon Theory of Change (ToC), Quality Standards, evaluation methods, and processes for continuous improvement. In addition, the evaluation examines the ways in which a number of the Beacon Centers have evolved from the original concept of the Beacon Centers as community hubs, and the impact of this on the Centers’ structure, operation, and practices.