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Fairfield County Community Foundation Puts Metis Research Results into Action

The Fairfield County Community Foundation in March 2013 asked Metis to conduct a study to determine perceptions of the greatest challenges and opportunities that county residents face. More than 700 community members provided feedback to Metis via surveys, focus groups, and individual interviews, revealing a robust and complex picture of residents’ views.

For Metis, it is profoundly rewarding when our clients share our research findings and put them immediately to use. In an email to constituents, including study participants, FCCF’s president and CEO Juanita T. James wrote:

“Metis Associates presented us with their findings, which included a sense that education and economic opportunity are the two most pressing areas of need in Fairfield County where the Foundation can make an impact. More specifically, targeting older adolescent and younger adult skills development and employment is a timely way to address both issues. The community input and the review of regional research and data reinforce this recommendation.”

These findings will assist the foundation in setting strategic priorities for the coming years. Ms. James noted that three priorities will be strengthening local nonprofit organizations, improving donor services, and building partnerships to drive community impact.

news archive - 2013

December 19, 2013
Kathleen Agaton Receives 2013 Making a Meaningful Difference Award

December 13, 2013
Metis and Eskolta Hold Forum on Measuring Success of Transfer Schools

October 22, 2013
Metis Paints School Mural on New York Cares Day

October 15, 2013
Metis to Present Results of Arts Education Studies at 2013 AEA Conference

October 15, 2013
Jing Zhu to Present Results of Drop-Out-Prevention Program at 2013 AEA Conference

August 22, 2013
The Magnet Compass Features an Interview with Metis’s Claire Aulicino

August 8, 2013
Fairfield County Community Foundation Puts Metis Research Results into Action

July 8, 2013
Metis Congratulates the Winners of New York State 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grants

June 21, 2013
Metis Begins Evaluation of Girl Scout Leadership Institute

May 9, 2013
Metis to Evaluate the PEP Foundation College Readiness Program

May 7, 2013
Metis Begins Audit of Baltimore County Magnet Schools

April 24, 2013
Metis to Evaluate New York City Race to the Top Initiative

April 4, 2013
Metis Staff to Present at AERA Conference April 30, 2013

April 4, 2013
Metis to Evaluate Boys & Girls Clubs of America Summer Program

March 5, 2013
Metis Evaluation Featured in National Striving Readers Report

February 28, 2013
Promise Neighborhoods Planning Grant Goes to Camden, New Jersey

January 10, 2013
Metis Begins an Evaluation Project with Palm Beach County Children’s Services

January 5, 2013
Ada Chau Receives Making a Meaningful Difference Award

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