Recent projects of LS Associates include the following:
FLOURISH St. Louis
LS Associates currently provides developmental evaluation for this collective impact initiative to reduce infant mortality in St. Louis funded by the Missouri Foundation for Health. Services include “behind the scenes” data collection and the facilitation of real-time learning and reflective practice to plan and implement strategies for change at the systems and community level.
STL YOUTH JOBS
LS Associates is the evaluation partner of the STL Youth Jobs initiative and helps measure program outcomes through both quantitative and quality strategies that include youth surveys, pre/post assessments of financial literacy and money management skills, focus groups, and observations from employers of STL Youth Jobs participants. Results are reported periodically to aid staff in fine-tuning program strategies on an ongoing basis.
LS Associates designed an approach to measuring children’s early literacy skills for this program that provides weekly volunteer readers and quality children’s books to early childhood centers in under-resourced schools and communities. On an annual basis, LS Associates consultants conduct one-on-one observations of children as they learn to engage with children’s books at home and in their classrooms.
LS Associates recently completed a year-long process developing an evaluation and performance management system to track activities and outcomes of multiple public health initiatives facilitated by Generate Health. LS Associates is also the external evaluator and facilitated the development of a shared measurement system for the Perinatal Behavioral Health Initiative, coordinated by Generate Health, and funded by the St. Louis Mental Health Board.