Evaluation is a critical component of Building Bridges. Each year we conduct comprehensive evaluations of our Transform, Legacy, and Shift Programs. The results ensure program quality, inform the evolution of our programs, and reveal areas for growth and improvement. Evaluation also helps us to share our results and best practices with others in the field. In 2019, we introduced Hello Insight, a platform dedicated to the evaluation of youth development programming.

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Read more about how our young leaders experience Building Bridges

Our 2018-2019 fellowship cohort came from 15 schools across the Denver metro area, and included 7 racial identities, 3 ethnicities, 7 religions/spiritualities, and spoke 7 languages.

After participating in our 2-week summer intensive, participants reported:

  • Having significantly more skills to communicate effectively through conflict
  • Feeling more confident that they could take action to address problems in their community
  • Feeling more likely to seek out opinions from people different from themselves
  • Feeling better about themselves


Read more about the impact of Shift

Coming soon!

Previous evaluations

In 2009, with funding from the United States Institute of Peace, we published our report, Building Bridges for Peace: A Report on Theory, Best Practices and Evaluation after Fifteen Years. The report demonstrates that our program research-based and field-tested methods are effective. Click here to download a copy of the report.