Evaluation points to early successes among partners to advance equity 

In 2018, Communities of Opportunity (COO) launched a participatory evaluation to assess existing conditions and early partner efforts toward creating racial, economic and health equity. Over 46 partners shared their perspectives through surveys, focus groups, interviews and a community workshop.  

  • Over 4,000 people increased skills through 81 capacity building events, job training and seminars. 
  • 275 relationships between organizations were newly developed or strengthened due to COO support. 
  • 264 community members held leadership positions within their communities and our region, including 85 youth 

snapshot of the findings is now available.