We turn your data into insight
and insight into measurable,
sustainable transformation.

We work with you to translate the innate knowledge of your team, your clients, and your community into innovative, real-world, and culturally appropriate solutions to local challenges.

We believe in collaboration

In a time when schools, organizations, and socially responsible businesses are being asked more than ever to prove their worth, we partner with you to create data-driven, measurable, and viable change.


Our Story

We aren’t your typical research and evaluation firm.

We’re on your team. We want you to be successful and to be able to demonstrate that success. We invest in you.

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Our Approach

Where others see only data, we see potential for community transformation.

Think of us as organizational anthropologists, ready to immerse ourselves in your community’s culture. We’ll partner with you to increase your organization’s capacity to create sustainable change.

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“Dr. Dixie King and the Transforming Local Communities staff have been evaluation and technical assistance partners with us on numerous projects over the past 20 years. Their commitment to enhancing program effectiveness and impact has translated into some powerful and collaborative work, including fishbowl focus groups that brought students’ voices into the school improvement planning process.”

DARYL THIESEN, Prevention Programs Coordinator
Kern County Superintendent Of Schools Office

Our Services

Planning and Implementation

We don’t stop at data-gathering. We work with you to strategically build internal capacity, manage and interpret data, and implement evidence-based approaches to challenging problems.

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Research and Evaluation

Think of us as data detectives and strategic ambassadors. We use a broad range of innovative research methodologies to help you demonstrate the worth of your policies, programs, and services.

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Consulting and Technical Assistance

Looking to grow your team’s capacity? Whether you need grant writing assistance, guidance in developing logic models, strategic planning services, or a listening ear to help you untangle a thorny problem, we’re on your side.

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Transforming from Within

Real transformation is an inside job. This is true of organizations, workplaces, and communities—and it’s true of individuals. We offer professional trainings to cultivate leadership, team building, cultural competence, and skills development.

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Collaboration Creates Change

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