Arts & Culture

We work closely with our clients in order to evaluate both the implementation and the impact of arts and culture programming. We collaborate with an array of organizations and cultural institutions that include museums, playhouses, state bureaus, universities, foundations, and school districts. Some of the goals of our arts-focused partners have been:

  • To put a stop to bullying
  • To gain forgiveness through artistic expression
  • To improve the community through art, dance, & music
  • To strengthen the artistic skills of youth
  • To facilitate American filmmaking workshops across the globe
  • To use theatrical productions as a tool to improve the writing skills of youths
  • To provide cultural exchange programs for youths
  • To create educational programming in museum environments

One of our greatest strengths is creating customized reports and presentations in order to meet both the needs of your various audiences as well as the grant requirements of your funders and private donors. From small program evaluation studies to large, multi-site longitudinal studies, our evaluations are designed to help our clients make critical decisions in order to strengthen their practices. We will help you make a difference in the lives of your participants and the communities you serve.

Expert Spotlight


Director of Research

Courtney has expertise in evaluation capacity-building, research and evaluation design, instrument development, data collection, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and generating actionable insights from research findings. She is particularly skilled in survey design and utilizing qualitative data collection and analysis strategies in mixed-methods research. Courtney has worked with a diverse range of clients including school districts, community-based organizations, foundations, colleges and universities, teachers unions, and government agencies. She has conducted numerous projects ranging from short-term institutional research projects focused on program improvement to multi-year longitudinal studies designed to assess the impact of interventions on students and teachers. Courtney received her Ph.D. from the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California, where she also teaches courses focused on building the capacity of practitioners to use data and research to make meaningful changes to programs, policies, and organizations. She has published numerous reports and articles on educational reforms and interventions, class size reduction, data use and inquiry by practitioners, school governance, effective instructional practices, charter schools, and educational partnerships. As a recipient of honors from the Phi Delta Kappa Leader program, she is recognized as a top educator, demonstrating exemplary leadership through service, teaching, and research.