Our Specialized Work in Education and Youth Development

Among our many specialties, we assist organizations that work on behalf of children “at-risk,” from direct service providers to the organizations that support, oversee, and analyze their work. Our clients include non-profits, foundations, government agencies, and research firms working in the areas of education and youth development.

Organizations that serve children and families at risk often work in communities that experience systemic under-investment, neglect, and barriers to thriving. To be effective in such challenging contexts, organizations have to understand precisely what they want to do, how to do it well, and whether they are achieving their desired outcomes.

Helping Organizations – & the People they Serve – Realize their Full Potential

Effectively addressing these closely-related questions requires an integrated perspective and approach. By breaking down the barriers between strategic planning, implementation assessment, and summative evaluation, Palmer Wolf helps organizations – and the people they serve – realize their full potential.

We work with our clients to answer three key questions:

What are the goals of my organization’s programs and initiatives, and how do they align to the goals of similar organizations?

Are these programs being implemented in a way that makes it possible for them to achieve their goals?

Are these programs achieving their goals, at the level of the child, family, school, and community?