To support The Duke Endowment’s investments in evidence-based practices across the Rural Church and Child and Family Wellbeing program areas, the project team will engage in several system strengthening activities during the six-month period from January 1st, 2024 through June 30th, 2024. Within the Rural Church Summer Literacy Initiative, the project team will (1) support the refinement of the SLI practice model, (2) engage in programmatic coaching with staff at SLI grantee sites, (3) explore future tailored implementation support activities, and (4) provide design and consultation supports for bolstering data collection and monitoring across SLI grantee sites. Additionally, the project team will engage in several start-up activities for a Center of Excellence to support evidence-based programs and practices in North Carolina and South Carolina. These will include leadership engagement and system coaching, organizational development activities, and change management activities.
01/01/2024 to 06/30/2024