Community Technical Assistance Collaborative (CTAC) is a community-university partnership convened to serve a universal need identified by community partners around data and evaluation.
Our work is grounded in meaningful community-university partnerships that foster a culture of learning and improvement so that together we have the capability to build thriving, equitable, and just communities.
CTAC partnerships focus on supporting nonprofits, schools, and governmental organizations to build capacity, while meeting the educational goals of students. We are invested in sustainable solutions that advance the impact of our partners’ work toward key quality of life outcomes, and bolster their capacity to tell their stories, and secure funding.
To the right, you can see a "Heat Map" of the locations of CTAC's past partners. Most projects are focused in Southeastern Detroit, with hot spots in Ann Arbor and Detroit. To view the full heat map, click here.
Interested in learning more? Explore the options below:
- Take a look at our menu of services to get a sense of how our team can partner with you.
- Learn about our past and current work by reviewing our community partner list.
- Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- Ready to get involved? Take a moment to fill out our community partner request form.
- Are you a student interested in joining CTAC? Learn more here. If you're ready to join, contact email@example.com and let us know.
- NEW! Learn about our new initiative, Storytelling for Social Change.
Menu of Service Options
Our team can provide a wide array of technical assistance and capacity-building support including, but not limited to:
Capacity-enhancing Technical Training: Deliver workshops and technical assistance around your organization’s data and evaluation needs in order to build capacity that could lead to increased effectiveness, increased funding, and increased efficiency. See a past project abstract here.
Data Mapping: Analysis method that captures, analyzes, and integrates data into the context of the program environment. See a past project abstract here.
Data Visualization: Analysis method that turns your data into visually pleasing graphics to help demonstrate impact and improve communication of your mission. See a past project abstract here.
Focus Group Design: Partner around your data and evaluation needs to craft a focus group that meets your goals and national best practices. See a past project abstract here.
Focus Group Facilitation: Support your organization in data collection by helping carry out and oversee focus groups. See a past project abstract here.
Inventory Standardized Scales for Measuring Impact: A literature review that looks at existing industry standards and metrics for understanding programmatic and organizational impact. See a past project abstract here.
Logic Models: A tool to help organizations understand and articulate a program’s impact and effectiveness. See a past project abstract here.
Survey Design: Partner around your data and evaluation needs to craft a survey that meets your goals and national best practices. See a past project abstract here.
Survey Administration: Support your organization in data collection by helping carry out and oversee evaluative surveys. See a past project abstract here.
Story Banking: Develop and/or carry out an evaluation process that captures the voice and experiences of your participants. See a past project abstract here.
Most Significant Change: An analysis method that involves gathering and analysing personal accounts of change and deciding which of these accounts is the most significant – and why. See a past project abstract here.
For more information of what we have to offer, please see a client list of some of our current and past projects. We can guide you through choosing appropriate techniques based on your evaluation and data needs. For any questions, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for evaluation resources in COVID-19 response?
The Emergence Collective has put together resources and recommendations for using evaluation during times of crisis. View their ideas here.