Our Trainings


Modeled on CLF’s groundbreaking work on the Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund and emerging from learnings from the Healthy Neighborhoods Study, participants in our training program will learn how to develop a custom impact scorecard tailored to the needs and interests of the communities they serve. As a member of our training cohort, your participation will also help to strengthen and advance efforts to systematically include health and equity impacts in public and private community investment decisions.

At this time, all training sessions for each cohort will be conducted remotely via video. Upon completion, participants will be prepared to create a custom impact scorecard for their own organization or an investment partner. CLF will continue to support the cohort through peer learning sessions and direct technical assistance. 

Training participants must be: 

  • Mission-driven non-profit organizations, public agencies, or academic institutions;
  • Working in the field of community development and investment;
  • Working with or representing public, private, or non-profit investors (e.g. DFAs/HFAs, CDFIs, banks, hospitals, universities, etc.) regionally or nationally;
  • Committed to advancing health equity and environmental sustainability;
  • Committed to centering community voices and priorities in decision making;
  • Interested in collaborative field building work on impact measurement;
  • Willing to commit to sending two staff members to 20 hours of training.

If you would like to learn more about our training, we invite you to watch the informational video, book a consultation, or attend one of our upcoming information sessions in 2022 (schedule to come).

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.

Take Our Baseline Assessment

Interested in building your own custom impact measurement framework? Complete our Baseline Assessment and our team will contact you as soon as possible.