Measuring SuccessWhat Are We Accountable For?
Measurement metrics are key to ENVISION’s success. An adaptive measurement framework is embedded throughout each phase of the initiative to track progress on near- and longer-term goals, particularly for economic mobility indicators
The commitment of FRTF partners to share data for the first time through this initiative makes it possible to track and evaluate metrics for the purpose of learning and course-correction. Data collection will have built-in flexibility to allow for refinements and interventions to keep families on track during their three-year involvement, while also maintaining a focus on achieving the longer-term goals of the initiative. Data captured will yield critical information—particularly calculating the financial cost associated with this collaborative model—and offer far-reaching implications beyond our community in Charlottesville.
While UWGC is focused on ENVISION’s success in our local community, on a secondary level there is interest in observing the results to determine meta-patterns of data that may inform a new approach to tackling poverty in other regions or nationally. Foremost, ENVISION impact data will be instructive to United Way Worldwide, whose chapters share similarities in operating models and a universal focus on community health and poverty, linking poverty as the leading determinant in health outcomes and care options. Taking the long view on this innovative data-driven initiative, considerable thought has been invested to ensure that ENVISION is structured in planning and operations to be scaled for optimum impact.
These results demonstrate tremendous potential for the broadened, collaborative support of the FRTF. All families were funded by UWGC and nominated by FRTF partner Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville, who provided financial coaching as participating families completed steps on their financial resiliency action plans.