CCS Communities and Civic Engagement
The Center for Community and Citizen Science and Public Lab have received funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to explore a shared interest in discovering what effect participating in community science has on civic engagement. The research team – Shannon Dosemagen, Liz Barry, Gretchen Gehrke from Public Lab, and Dr.
A strong evaluation program is key to the long term growth and success of every nonprofit organization, but is especially important for Public Lab because they focus not just on breadth of engagement, but also depth of engagement, and ownership of results. This requires a more nuanced understanding of who is participating, how, and why.