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  • LeCroy & Milligan Associates Celebrating 25 Years!

    Join us for an Open House on Thursday, March 23rd.

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  • LeCroy & Milligan Associates’ Randomized Control Study finds parenting improves with home visitation program

    When parents participate in a home visitation program designed to teach parenting skills, promote attachment, enhance child development, and address risks families face, key outcomes can be achieved according to a new study conducted in Arizona by LeCroy & Milligan Associates, Inc.

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  • Kerry Milligan wins "Outstanding Entrepreneur" in 2016 Women of Influence Awards!

    Kerry Milligan wins

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  • LeCroy & Milligan Associates Wins Copper Cactus Award for "Best Place to Work" Category!

    LeCroy & Milligan Associates Wins Copper Cactus Award for We are honored to have received the 2015 Copper Cactus Award for "Best Place to Work" category at this years' Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards. We want to congratulate all of the finalists and winners within each category and we are honored to be listed among all of these amazing small businesses here in the Tucson community. Congratulations!

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  • How Evaluation Projects Get Done Matters!

    How Evaluation Projects Get Done Matters! Whether one is managing a multi-site evaluation with a budget of hundreds of thousands of dollars and supervising staff, or if one is working alone as a consultant on a five thousand dollar contract with a small nonprofit agency, in both cases how the work gets done matters. How evaluation projects get done influences the quality of the outputs of this type of work and the perceived credibility of the results of this work for clients, program participants and the public.

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  • An Interview with Kerry Milligan - Starting a Program Evaluation Company to Improve Social Programs

    An Interview with Kerry Milligan - Starting a Program Evaluation Company to Improve Social Programs I wanted to be a social worker from the time I was 10 years old. I was very inspired by my parents’ discussion groups in our home on Sunday nights with other adults who were exploring Unitarian Universalism. Their discussions in the mid-late 60’s were all around social justice issues. I was inspired to create change by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement. I also remember wanting to go work in Appalachia with poor families when I heard about all the poverty there. Then, at Colorado State University, where I got my BSW in the late 70’s, I found a resonance with the idea that in order to create change for individuals we need to work with the whole system.

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  • 2015 - The International Year of Evaluation

    2015 - The International Year of Evaluation In order to highlight the importance of evaluation and strengthen the evaluation capacities worldwide, 2015 was declared the International Year of Evaluation. EvalPartners , which is a multi-organization partnership that includes the American Evaluation Association, the Canadian Evaluation Society, the European Evaluation Society, private Foundations, Development Banks, and several United Nations agencies is guiding the efforts for this year. The goal is to advocate for the importance of evaluation, strengthen evaluation capacity, and promote the use of evaluation to guide thinking and decision-making. Make this the year to learn more about evaluation and the multitude of benefits it can provide.

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  • New Year, New Resolutions

    New Year, New Resolutions As we start the New Year, individuals across the globe set new resolutions, reflect on the outcomes of prior resolutions, and look forward to the year ahead. Many folks make health related resolutions such as exercising at least 3 times a week, or reaching 10,000 steps per day. Perhaps the resolution is broader - say to do something new every month. We might even decide that this is the year for no resolutions at all because we “fail” at them by February anyways.

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  • Annual Fundraiser Lunch for Literacy Connects of Tucson

    Annual Fundraiser Lunch for Literacy Connects of Tucson Packed house at the Literacy Connects annual fundraiser lunch! LeCroy & Milligan Associates was happy to have sponsored a table for the second year in a row. Aside from being one of our important clients, this nonprofit provides numerous literacy services to the families of Tucson. It’s a great cause and we are proud supporters!

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  • Measuring Program Outcomes: Too Often we Use the Wrong Measures

    Measuring Program Outcomes: Too Often we Use the Wrong Measures One of the biggest challenges facing the program evaluator is finding a good outcome measure. This is the bread and butter of program evaluation. To demonstrate that a program is beneficial one must measure outcomes, that is, capture the change that takes place with participants. Whatever changes that take place they must be measured and quantified.

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