Our Training Curriculum
Our curriculum prepares you to integrate the principles of equitable development and a Theory of Change into an impact measurement framework that works for your funds and in your communities. With our curriculum, you will:
Build an impact measurement framework by first "setting the table" with your stakeholders.
Develop a Theory of Change to act as the rationale for how you expect your investments to address the challenges facing your communities.
Learn the advantages and pitfalls of developing metrics from multiple open source and proprietary data sets.
Prepare to launch your impact measurement framework with an eye toward continuous quality improvement.
Get access to tools and support from CLF and peer organizations during the development and implementation of your impact measurement framework.
Meet the Trainer
Andrew Seeder is a Research Scientist at CLF. Andrew is a trained community organizer with expertise in popular education and communty-based research methods. He comes to CLF from the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, where he was responsible for the data reporting requirements for a federally-funded collective impact initiative. Previously he has also worked for the Smart Chicago Collaborative, the Chicago Community Trust, and the Media Burn Independent Video Archive. He has a B.A. in Tutorial Studies and an M.A. in Divinity from the University of Chicago. He believes that community-driven research is a powerful way to speak truth to power and unite communities. Read Andrew’s bio on the CLF website.
The Scorecard Behind the Training
We created HealthScore, a comprehensive impact scorecard for the Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund (HNEF), in partnership with the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation. HNEF invests in high-impact, transit-oriented real estate developments that have the potential to transform neighborhoods, strengthen community and environmental health, and promote regional equity while providing attractive risk-adjusted returns for investors.
Our scorecard is a model for how to measure and track the ways that real estate development can improve community health and sustainability by:
- reversing historic patterns of segregation and disinvestment;
- increasing housing stability and economic opportunity;
- reducing climate-damaging emissions; and
- protecting people and property from climate risks.
Measuring the potential impacts of a development with a comprehensive screening tool helps educate real estate developers about how their work impacts health and environmental conditions, provides greater transparency in the development process, and holds developers accountable to investors, residents, and the larger community. Learn more about HNEF.