Center for Urban Research and Learning

Loyola University Chicago

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

Youth Participatory Evaluation for Community Change Workshop


The Center for Urban Research and Learning partnered with University of Michigan's Program for Youth and Community to provide participatory evaluation research workshops to youth in the community. The two-day workshop prepared young people to employ practical participatory tools for gathering information at the community level. Through the workshop, young people developed specific skills and practical tools for program evaluation, assessments of community needs and assets, policy issue analysis, and other studies. It strengthened the civic engagement and leadership development of young people in the community.

Research Team 

  • P. Nyden, CURL 
  • D. Van Zytveld, CURL 
  • S. Stawiski, CURL 
  • A. Sharma, CURL 
  • C. George, CURL 
  • D. Odugu, Graduate Fellow 
  • B. Checkoway, University of Michigan 
  • K. Richards-Schuster, University of Michigan

Community Partners