(NEW Consulting Services as of 2018)
• Technical Assistance
• Convening, Strategic Planning
• Logic Models and Evaluation
• Career Pathways
• Specific Populations (e.g. justice-involved individuals, opportunity youth, people with disabilities)
Social Policy Research Associates (SPR) brings a wide range of technical skills, rich and diverse policy and program experience, and a commitment to social progress to all of our work. We partner with government agencies, grassroots organizations, and some of the country’s most influential foundations and nonprofits to improve their performance, increase their impact, and build resilience to adapt to change. Our own mission is to help leaders at all levels build thriving communities.
Over the last 26 years, SPR has designed learning experiences that engage people in creative ways, emphasizing discovery, experimentation, and collaboration as ways to accelerate the adoption of better strategies and practices. SPR staff and partners specialize in integrating a variety of methods, tools, and technologies so that participants can access content and expertise in ways that are right for them. We have hosted hundreds of engaging workshops, designed over 20 simulation activities, convened both in-person and virtual academies that ran over several days, and provided customized one-on-one technical assistance.
We have trained and provided consulting services for federal teams, State Workforce Boards, local boards, as well as consortia of partners who were working toward shared visions for their communities. We have also trained thousands of practitioners in improving their daily interactions with customers for improved outcomes.