As the educational planning arm of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, the JECC facilitates the community’s strategic planning for education. The Planning and Evaluation department identifies needs, gaps, and successes in the community’s education arena. Through a focus on evaluation, the department ensures program accountability. In addition, JECC provides strategic planning and evaluation consultation to educational institutions in the community.
The JECC Strategic Plan serves as the central “blueprint for action” for the agency’s work and direction. The plan focuses on three strategic goals:
As a learning community dedicated to reflective practice and collaborative learning, the JECC has created a culture that values ongoing evaluation as a regular part of the work of the agency.
The JECC’s approach to evaluation is based upon the following key concepts:
The JECC model of evaluation includes both external and internal evaluation. In evaluating all new initiatives, the JECC uses the evaluation process to inform decision-making, helping to assess whether to scale back, modify, or expand these programs.