Sally Leiderman established the Center for Assessment and Policy Development in 1988. Sally Leiderman expertise spans traditional and non-traditional evaluation design and implementation, with a focus on helping to build the evaluation capacity of the groups whose work she is evaluating; leadership development, anti-racism work and system change, including transformation of large public system, school districts and schools and community initiatives. In the last few years, Ms. Leiderman has led evaluations of The Duke/Durham Neighborhood Partnership; a partnership between Duke University and 12 neighborhoods surrounding its campus; The Common Ground Fund of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, which supports efforts to improve outcomes for people of color, including immigrants and refugees, in the greater Washington, D.C. area.

Ms. Leiderman also serves as an advisor to foundations in the areas of antiracism work, design of community/foundation partnerships and initiatives to improve community outcomes, with explicit attention to power, privilege, oppression and racism, and on the component parts of these efforts – strategies to support communities that want to improve outcomes for children, families and neighborhoods, civic engagement, resident leadership, outcome identification, logic models and theories of change, capacity building and personal and institutional change strategies.

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