San Bernardino
San Diego

Community Development

Our work in community development involves collaborating with nonprofit, public, and private agencies focused on improving neighborhoods and communities. Research and evaluation in this area involves assessing the need for new community initiatives, as well as comprehensive evaluations of the processes and outcomes of community programs.

We have worked with organizations to evaluate comprehensive initiatives in the following areas:

  • Affordable housing
  • Education
  • Health care
  • Social services
  • Workforce development/system change

Our experts will work with you to identify the specific areas of need for programs and services in your community. We will aid in assessing the impact and effectiveness of your strategies as well as assist you in meeting grant-reporting requirements. Our expertise also extends to technical consulting and evaluation capacity-building. Whether you are in the beginning stages of developing your initiative or have been providing services for many years, we will help you find ways to improve your programs and maximize your impact in order to change neighborhoods and communities for the better.

Expert Spotlight


Research & Evaluation Project Consultant

Adrienne joined Vital Research in 2012 and is responsible for evaluation project management, project design, grant writing, quantitative and qualitative instrument development, data collection, and reporting. In her work, Adrienne’s aim is to ensure all clients receive actionable results that can be used to improve their programs. Adrienne has worked in research and evaluation capacities for over 10 years in universities and the private sector, including work at the Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCSE) at UT Austin, the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) School of Public Health, and the National Opinion Research Center. Adrienne is currently a Ph.D. student in Social Research Methodology at the University of California Los Angeles. In addition, she holds a Master’s of Public Health in Community Health Sciences with a focus on women’s health from UIC and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Arizona State University.