Publication Date

2010

Degree Name

MA in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management

First Advisor

James Levinson

Abstract

There is a plethora of research regarding the process of refugee resettlement, but there is a lack of research concerning effective monitoring and evaluation tools and methods for refugee youth programs that assist participants in adjusting to their new environment. This paper presents a logical framework, program surveys and baseline results for Partnership for the Advancement and Immersion of Refugees (PAIR). By implementing this model, PAIR will be able to (1) present a clear and concise framework to stakeholders and donors, (2) measure multiple aspects of integration among refugee youths, (3) obtain constructive feedback and information from volunteers and parents, and (4) determine the success of the Saturday Session (SS) program.

Initial inquiry completed by the researcher faced challenges due to continual migration, causing attendance rates to fluctuate, in addition to a capped enrollment of 25 participants, which is a small sample size for monitoring and evaluating. Program constraints such as: duration of program, transportation, and language barriers were also recognized and addressed accordingly. Although results from the baseline survey did not yield the expected results, this paper concludes with lessons learned and future suggestions for PAIR.

Disciplines

Civic and Community Engagement | Community-Based Learning | Family, Life Course, and Society | Inequality and Stratification | Other Languages, Societies, and Cultures | Other Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Policy Design, Analysis, and Evaluation | Social Welfare

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