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Are You My Amigo, or My Chero? : The Importance of Cultural Competence in Data Collection and Evaluation

Are You My Amigo, or My Chero? : The Importance of Cultural Competence in Data Collection and Evaluation

Isaac D. Castillo, MS, is the director of Outcomes, Assessment, and Learning at Venture Philanthropy Partners, and he has over 20 years of experience in evaluation, outcome measurement, and nonprofit management.

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Venture Philanthropy Partners

As someone of Mexican descent who has received formal training as an evaluator, I am keenly aware of the need for culturally and linguistically appropriate evaluation practices. I have experienced first-hand the difficulties that service recipients face in accessing vital programming when they do not understand the language used or when existing practices are offensive or outside their cultural norms.

However, as a young evaluator, I was often part of the problem.

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