Derute Consulting Cooperative is proud to support Truth Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) Greater Chicago by designing and implementing a three-year evaluation of TRHT’s goals of learning, educating, and engaging to liberate; healing from the traumas of racial injustice; and building a multi-layered racial equity action agenda. Three core commitments define our participatory evaluation approach:

  • Using anti-racist, culturally sustaining, and racially equitable evaluation tools and practices that disrupt structural and systemic racism

  • Engaging a broad array of communities, agencies, and organizations that span the racial, ethnic, linguistic, socio-economic, and cultural richness of Chicago

  • Building evaluation literacies and capacities of TRHT partner organizations

Our TRHT Greater Chicago evaluation team is comprised of:

  • Dr. Elizabeth Todd-Breland, a historian of U.S. urban and social history, African American history, and the history of education in Chicago.

  • Dr. Dominique Duval-Diop, an economic geographer who specializes in equity data analytics, spatial analysis and capacity building and works with non-profit and governmental institutions efforts to ensure the resilience of communities of color who are made vulnerable by poverty and natural disasters.

  • Dr. Decoteau J. Irby, an organizational leadership scholar who focuses on learning design for continuous organizational improvement specific to racial equity. He develops systems, routines, and leadership capacities that increase equity within organizations.

  • Dr. P. Zitlali Morales, a qualitative researcher who studies the language practices of immigrant communities and educational opportunities for linguistic minorities and students of color. She analyzes language policies, particularly related to bilingual education, and is an advocate of multilingual education for all.

For more information, visit www.deruteconsulting.com or email us at TRHTChiEval@deruteconsulting.com