“MPS Assists” Helps Improve Training for Education Pioneers

Over the summer of 2017, M Powered Strategies staff members, Ira Casteel, Maria Perez, Mariana Enriquez, and Shannon McGuire, worked with Education Pioneers (EP) to help improve the training provided to their fellowship recipients. Education Pioneers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving K-12 education by recruiting and developing up-and-coming leaders in education, and placing them with school districts and various education organizations to address issues related to data analysis, operations, finance, and human resources.

The MPS team reviewed Education Pioneers’ workshop content, evaluated the post-workshop questionnaire, and analyzed survey results. To better understand the fellowship experience and the unique methodology Education Pioneers uses, Ira and Maria attended an EP Change Management workshop in DC, and met some of the summer fellows. Using qualitative and quantitative methods, the team analyzed the data collected from each workshop across the United States, and compiled insights both at the city and national levels.

The MPS team’s final delivery was a Survey Analysis Action Plan for the workshops. It laid out a consistent and repeatable approach to workshop evaluation, clear roles and responsibilities, and manageable timelines for the staff to follow. Feedback from the people at Education Pioneers was glowing:

“The quality of reports produced by MPS Assists went above and beyond the Evaluation Team’s expectations!”

“The MPS Assists team walked our team through multiple rounds of analysis and not only synthesized data in a presentable, actionable fashion, but also provided suggestions on how to improve our data collection process and how we could  incorporate their process into future iterations of our program long after the project’s conclusion. The team was responsive to our feedback, perceptive in their findings, and professional and enjoyable to work with throughout this multi-month, collaborative project.”

To find out how MPS Assists can help your organization, contact Jeremy Faircloth, or simply apply for assistance, by filling out our Pro Bono application.