Homelessness and a Human Service Issue Part 1 – Select a current article on a human service issue from an easily accessible news outlet (e.g. New York Times, LA Times, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, etc.). Select an issue that is of interest to you and that has been published within the past 6 months. Read the original article and write a brief synthesis of the article (less than one page).
Part 2 – Find an evaluation of a project related to the same human services issue. The evaluation should be of high quality and be from a reputable source (e.g. government website, national policy or research institutes, universities or peer-reviewed journals). Write a synthesis of the program evaluation (2-3 pages). In the synthesis, including the following:
Describe the program.
What is the purpose of the program evaluation?
What are the types of evaluation activities that were used in the evaluation?
What were the strengths of the evaluation?
What are the limitations of the evaluation?
What did you learn from reading this report?
Part 3 – Synthesize how the program evaluation report helped you to understand the current issue described in the current issue article (less than one page).