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ERIC Number: ED537766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 36
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
Engaging Youth in Community Change: Outcomes and Lessons Learned from Sierra Health Foundation's REACH Youth Program. Final Evaluation Report
Campbell, David; Erbstein, Nancy; Fabionar, James; Wilcox, Whitney; Carrasco, Lisceth Cruz
Sierra Health Foundation
From 2006 to 2010, Sierra Health Foundation's REACH program committed $8 million to support the healthy development of youth in the Greater Sacramento, California, region. As a centerpiece of the larger grantmaking strategy, seven grantees in the region were selected to create community coalitions that involved both youth and adults in their planning processes and community change strategies. The socially and economically diverse group of communities included El Dorado Hills, Galt, Meadowview, Rancho Cordova, South Sacramento, West Sacramento and Woodland. Across the seven communities, several hundred youth and adults participated in sustained ways during the three-year period of the research from May 2007 to April 2010. This final REACH evaluation report--based on 346 interviews (87 with youth participants) and more than 320 observations of REACH meetings and events, as well as a review of key REACH documents and relevant literature--documents REACH outcomes and draws on an analysis of REACH evidence to articulate lessons for the field of community youth development. Appended are: (1) Coalition Profiles; (2) REACH Issue Briefs; (3) REACH External Evaluation Activities; and (4) REACH Data Sources and Methods. (Contains 3 tables and 22 footnotes.)
Sierra Health Foundation. 1321 Garden Highway, Sacramento, CA 95833. Tel: 916-922-4755; Fax: 916-922-4024; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sierra Health Foundation; University of California, Davis
Identifiers - Location: California