About The Evaluation Lab

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Are you eager to make a real impact? The Evaluation Lab is ready to benefit the West Michigan Community and WMU students.

Students, here's what we offer:


  • Paid, Resume-Worthy Experience: Elevate your resume with paid opportunities that set you apart from the crowd.
  • Learn Data Collection and Analysis: Dive deep into the world of quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methods.
  • Develop Essential Skills: Enhance your teamwork, communication, and critical thinking abilities while contributing to meaningful projects.
  • Mentorship and Supervision: Receive personalized one-on-one supervision, engage in group supervision, and benefit from peer mentoring.

Make your college years count by becoming a vital part of The Evaluation Lab. Join us in advancing the social justice missions of organizations dedicated to serving diverse communities in West Michigan. Your journey to a brighter future starts here!

Community, here's what we bring:


The Evaluation Lab is your partner in progress, committed to fostering authentic, mutually beneficial partnerships that empower our communities. We are uniquely positioned to assist local organizations by helping them:

  • Measure Outcomes and Improve Processes: Enhance your organization's effectiveness by understanding and optimizing your impact.
  • Demonstrate Value to Audiences and Funders: Showcase your value through compelling data-driven narratives.
  • Generate Evidence of Impact and Effectiveness: Validate your efforts with concrete evidence that drives positive change.
  • Use Data for Transformation: Harness data as a catalyst for transforming historically marginalized communities.

We meet you where you are on your evaluation journey. Beyond comprehensive program evaluation, our lab offers an enticing array of services tailored to meet your organization's specific needs. Here are just a few ways we can assist you:

  • Evaluation Strategy Development: Craft a roadmap to assess and improve your programs effectively.
  • Survey, Interview, and Focus Group Expertise: Design, implement, analyze, and report on data collection efforts.
  • Literature Review: Stay informed and up-to-date with thorough literature reviews.
  • Needs Assessment: Identify critical needs to guide your organization's initiatives.
  • Outcome Harvesting: Gather insights from your successes and challenges to inform future decisions.

Analysis of Existing Data: Maximize the potential of your existing data to drive actionable insights.

Logic Model and Theory of Change Development: Create a clear path to achieving your organization's goals.

The Evaluation Lab is here to ignite positive change in our community.