Center for Urban Research and Learning

Loyola University Chicago

Here you will find all of CURL's research projects and publications. 

BP Amoco: Evaluation Projects


CURL worked with BP Amoco foundation to develop the capacity of ten non-profit community organizations in five Chicago communities, Austin, Grand Boulevard, Roseland, Humboldt Park, and Pilsen, where the foundation had targeted funds. The partnership team developed a model for participatory and empowerment evaluation.

These projects developed a set of tools and protocols for the evaluation and documentation of nonprofit organizations. Multiple internal, individual reports were written for partner agencies. An overall report was written that contained a model of participatory evaluation for BP Foundation that included framework for conducting evaluation, phases in evaluation process, and quantitative and qualitative evaluation methodologies.


Project Team 

  • M. Lanum, Graduate Fellow, Psychology
  • E. Keeker, Graduate Fellow, Psychology
  • N. Portillo, Graduate Fellow, Psychology
  • A. Sharma, Graduate Fellow, Psychology
  • S. Hill, Graduate Fellow, Psychology
  • Y. Suarez-Balcazar, Psychology, Loyola University
  • Y. Butchee, BP Amoco Community Fellow
  • F. Calixto, BP Amoco Community Fellow
  • G. Hou, BP Amoco Community Fellow
  • R. Houston, BP Amoco Community Fellow
  • M. Williams, BP Amoco Community Fellow
  • L. Orellana, Graduate Fellow, Psychology
  • A. Carrico, Undergraduate


Community Partners