The Childhood Bereavement Changemaker Expansion is an initiative developed by Judi’s House/JAG Institute in partnership with the New York Life Foundation to support agencies in understanding and using data to strengthen programming for bereaved children and families.
This initiative allows participating organizations access to a unique, sequenced, evaluation training model. The model includes interactive workshops, expert consultation, data collection resources, and peer networking. After fully engaging in this learning process, organizations will be equipped with data to inform planning, influence change, increase funding, and enhance overall impact—ultimately ensuring bereaved children in their community have the care they need.

Three separate cohorts of eight to 10 Childhood Bereavement Changemakers (Changemakers) will participate in a series of four workshops. Between workshops, Changemakers will participate in group and individual technical assistance with the Judi’s House/JAG team. A Readiness Assessment will estimate each interested applicant’s current evaluation capacity. The Judi’s House/JAG team will use this information to match each training cohort on key evaluation competencies and benchmarks. Changemakers will become part of our extended alumni network. This network of partners and collaborators supports organizations tackling similar obstacles to create a broad learning community dedicated to elevating data in the field. Offered at no cost to participants, the program provides selected Changemakers unparalleled support and continuing education credits where applicable.
Selected Changemakers will receive:

  • Collaboration with the experienced Judi’s House/JAG Institute Team of evaluation researchers
  • Access to Judi’s House/JAG Institute resources and networks
  • Meeting coordination and forum for Changemaker Learning Community
  • Four Evaluation Workshops
  • Four group assistance sessions
  • Hands-on learning through individual assistance sessions
  • Practical recommendations
  • Connection and engagement with local and national partners in the childhood bereavement field
  • Identification as a partner in the Childhood Bereavement Changemaker Initiative
If your organization is committed to growing your evaluation capacity to elevate childhood bereavement in your community, please review the Childhood Bereavement Changemaker Request for Proposal in its entirety and submit a completed Childhood Bereavement Changemaker Application no later than 5pm MDT on Monday, January 24, 2022.

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