Greater Houston Community Foundation
Safal has successfully completed multiple projects for Greater Houston Community Foundation including the following:
LEAP Evaluation: Safal assisted GHCF in conducting a program evaluation for its Learn Engage Advance Persevere (LEAP) collaborative. The LEAP program aims to address the needs of middle school students most at-risk of dropping out of school. Safal synthesized a formative qualitative and quantitative assessment of the initiative with a view of identifying early findings or lessons that may necessitate a fine-tuning of the program.
Blended Learning (BL) Study: GHCF requested research and analysis on the impact of the extended learning program to inform their giving decisions. We conducted primary research on existing extended learning programs and used regression models to determine program impact on student performance. We also authored a report to inform the school and donor regarding program implementation and outcomes.
KIPP Courage Blended Learning Evaluation: The KIPP Courage Blended Learning (BL) Program launched in 2012 to provide technology-driven and differentiated instruction to small groups of students in order to meet the needs of all individual learners. Having successfully funded and rolled out the program, the Greater Houston Community Foundation Strategic Education Fund (GHCF SEF) contracted Safal to evaluate the impact of the blended learning model on student learning, teacher retention rates and cost structures.