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ERIC Number: ED561997
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 48
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Measuring Social Return on Investment for Community Schools: A Practical Guide
Martinez, Laura; Hayes, Cheryl D.; Silloway, Torey
Children's Aid Society
Social return on investment (SROI) analysis offers a practical new approach for measuring and communicating the value of outcomes achieved by programs that provide social, health, and educational services to children and their families. This guide highlights the key steps in conducting SROI research, issues in data-gathering and analysis, as well as lessons learned from a case study of two New York City community schools: (1) PS 5; and (2) Salomé Ureña. The guide also helps educators and community leaders understand how to present and use SROI findings to make a strong case for investments to sustain and scale up these promising education reform initiatives. The following are appended: (1) Data Inventory Worksheet; and (2) Financial Proxies by Outcome. [For the full study "Measuring Social Return on Investment for Community Schools: A Case Study," see ED561996.]
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Authoring Institution: Children's Aid Society; Finance Project
Identifiers - Location: New York