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Our Thoughts - Steve Hillman

7 October 2021

This month, Steve Hillman reflects on the rise of participatory evaluation and how storytelling can be a tool in learning and understanding.

Evaluating youth work: navigating the challenges

7 October 2021

Inspired by The Centre for Education and Youth's recent evaluation of The Brighton Streets Project, Dr Tania de St Croix takes a look at the role youth-centred evaluation can play in demonstrating the impact of detached youth work and help shed light on the 'everyday and remarkable'.

Piloting partnerships to hear practitioners perspectives: Five lessons learnt

7 October 2021

In this blog co-authored with UK Youth, we reflect on the successes and learning that arose from the pilot project and what's next for #JustOneQuestion.

Multi-site trials of practice: an RCT first for the Centre

9 September 2021

This month, we’re announcing a major new project. We are so excited to be working with the Centre for Evidence and Implementation and Bryson Purdon Social Research to test an innovative approach to evaluation: multi-site trials of practice. 

Thoughts and reflections from the Impact Accelerator

9 September 2021

In this latest blog, the Centre's Catherine Mitchell shares final thoughts and reflections on the Impact Accelerator as we wrap up our work with the third and final cohort.

Our Thoughts - Dr Charles Smith

9 September 2021

This month, in a guest blog from across the pond, Dr Charles Smith from our long-time partners QTurn reflects on the ways compassion can be integrated into evaluation, and what this means for both practitioners and evaluators. 

Data insight: what are we learning about enterprise in the youth sector?

12 August 2021

Midway through our research into social enterprise and enterprise development, the Centre's Dr Jo Hickman-Dunne takes a look at the latest insights from the research and what it's telling us so far.

Refreshing and embedding our approach to safeguarding | Our thoughts - Tom Burke

12 August 2021

For August's 'Our Thoughts', Executive Director Tom Burke, reflects on how learning-focused organisations like the Centre can continue to evolve their safeguarding framework.

Establishing Youth Voice Within the #iwill Fund

12 August 2021

The Centre for Youth Impact is pleased to announce our appointment as the Learning and Evaluation partner in understanding the impact of youth voice within the #iwill Fund.

Our thoughts - Bethia McNeil

8 July 2021

This month, Bethia McNeil, CEO at the Centre for Youth Impact, ponders the meaning and emerging focus of ‘learning’ within evaluation.

Our thoughts - Josef Fischer

10 June 2021

For this month's 'Our thoughts', the Centre's Data Lead Josef Fischer shares what he’s been working on and how our outlook may be affected by our ‘cultural lens’.

5 ways to make measurement of youth provision more meaningful

10 June 2021

Looking to the future and building on the learning from the Youth Investment Fund (YIF),  the Centre's Research Fellow Kelly Bradshaw-Walsh looks at ways to make measurement of youth provision meaningful.

Final reflections on The Listening Fund Scotland

10 June 2021

Dr Jo Hickman-Dunne reflects on lessons learned from The Listening Fund Scotland evaluation and the ways in which young people can have a greater say in shaping the provision they receive.

Our thoughts - Soizic Hagege

13 May 2021

Each month, our team members set out what’s currently occupying their thoughts. For May's 'Our Thoughts', Enterprise Development Manager Soizic Hagege reflects on her first few weeks at the Centre and the power of enterprise when embedded into youth organisations.

Next steps for Just One Question

5 May 2021

Tom Burke and Catherine Mitchell unveil our new partnership with UK Youth and share plans for improving how we amplify the voices of practitioners. 

Practitioner Panel launches aka. Avengers Assemble

15 April 2021

Tom Burke introduces how our Practitioner Panel is shaping the work of the Centre and outs himself as a Marvel movie fan…