Program Evaluation Group (PEG) partners with public and private organizations to provide evaluation training, consulting and data services.
As social work evaluators, we believe that evaluation and evaluative work should be in service of equity in process and purpose. We believe that evaluation must first be situated in structural, systemic, and root cause contexts. We are committed to evaluation approaches that strengthen social justice outcomes by meaningfully engaging diverse stakeholders, and by prioritizing the lived experiences of participants/beneficiaries in every phase of evaluative work from design to dissemination. We are committed to an asset-based approach to inquiry and analysis, to culturally relevant practice, and to the relentless pursuit of our own continuous improvement in equitable evaluation practices.
PEG’s collaborative and equitable evaluation approach fosters a culture of learning. Our evaluators follow these key practice principles:
Value the authentic voice of our partners as experts in the work.
Engage a diverse group of partners to ignite innovation, design, and problem solving.
Since opening in 2011, PEG's efforts have resulted in new relevant program designs, improved access to services, integration of best practices and evidence-based interventions, improved participant outcomes, community change, and improvements in evaluation capacity.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106