In addition to our contractual and grants work, the Center takes on pro bono projects with philanthropic organizations. The Center contributes to the vitality, relevance and sustainability of philanthropic efforts by providing evaluation services to decision-makers in social change programs. We also help to connect these organizations with resources to address areas of identified need or interest. In the process, this work provides the Georgia College community with opportunities to participate in service learning.
Tibetan Children's Villages Schools (India)
The purpose of the collaboration between CPED and the Tibetan Children’s Villages Schools was to improve educational opportunities for the more than 17,000 Tibetan refugee children the schools serve in India. To accomplish this goal, our work focused in three areas: 1) working with TCV teachers and administrators to develop and implement a comprehensive teacher evaluation system grounded in the Personnel Evaluation Standards, 2) improving middle grades math and science teaching and learning, and 3) upgrading TCV’s gifted academy at Selakui so that graduates realize the Dalai Lama’s goal that they be outstanding professionals and ambassadors of peace in the world.
• Tibetan Children’s Villages
• Georgia College travels to Tibetan Children's Village
• Team returns to Tibetan Children’s Village
Lions Club International: Lions Quest
Lions Quest was a K-12 program designed to develop life skills, prevent substance abuse and bullying, enhance social and emotional development, and promote service learning. The Center partnered with Lions to conduct a preliminary evaluation of the program. This evaluation consisted of a series of case studies on schools that were identified as successfully implemented the program. Information gathered from the evaluation was used to identify the attributes of successful programs and factors that contributed to program success.
• Lions Quest Program