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Why VIA? We’re Responsive to Your Needs

September 4, 2018 Now, as important as being timely experts is to creating a good evaluation team, it wouldn’t mean much if we didn’t take the time to get to know our clients and their needs. Gregg, our newest teammate, recently got a first-hand look at what responsiveness is like here at VIA. Within his first two weeks, he was put on a newer type of project for us –…

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VIA welcomes The Burke Foundation

August 28, 2018 VIA has been expanding our evaluation capacity building and early childhood work and we are excited to announce one of our newest clients, The Burke Foundation. Their mission is to improve the health and well-being of underserved children by investing in the most promising programs narrowing developmental, achievement, and health gaps in New Jersey. The foundation has recently refined its focus on improving early childhood outcomes. VIA…

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Why VIA? We’re Timely and Available to you

September 27, 2018 One of our biggest priorities at VIA is we ensure you have your data quickly and well before any deadlines. More than that, we want to guarantee that data is usable and understandable for you. The way to make that happen? Being there when you need us most. Our team realized that long before VIA changed its tagline to “Expert. Timely. Responsive,” We had embodied that workstyle…

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Why choose VIA? We’re a team of Experts

August 21, 2018 We believe any program can be on its way to better results, and at VIA, I get to be one of the people helping organizations be on that path. Working here, every day feels fulfilling, and I know this is not only due to VIA’s values or the meaningful projects I get to work on. This team, the VIA team, will blow you away with their knowledge.…

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Congratulations to awardees!

July 26, 2018 Congratulations to the school districts that received funding for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) grants! 38 school districts, some of which are our clients, were awarded part of a 28.5 million dollar grant line. These grants were awarded for three types of funding: 1) Well-Rounded Educational Opportunities; 2) Safe and Healthy Students; and 3) Effective Use of Technology. “The SSAE program is intended to increase…

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Via Hires Researcher Gregory Byrne

July 27, 2018 Jessica Weitzel, President of Via Evaluation announces the hiring of Gregory Byrne as a research associate for the firm. Byrne has both progressive and collective experience in the child development field, covering cognitive and social psychology, product research, and applied science over a wide range of ages. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from St. Bonaventure University, and has recently completed his degree from the State University…

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Via Evaluation Grant Project Evaluation Workshop a Success!

  July 9, 2018 Dr. Gary Ciurczak, Founder of Via Evaluation, provided the second half of the training day shared with Margit Brazda Poirier, M.S., GPC, of Grants 4 Good, at Fountain Plaza last week. A special thanks to Five Star Bank, who provided the excellent venue and breakfast! Workshop attendees included non-profit and university executive directors, managers, project directors, grant writers, and those interested in an overview of grant…

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VIA Seeking Interns for Evaluation Team!

June 19, 2018 VIA is seeking part-time paid Interns for the upcoming school year to join our team from September 2018 through May 2019. We are looking for individuals who want to learn how to apply their developing research skills and interests to help real-life programs improve. You will work and learn, with the guidance of Evaluators and Research Associates, to develop data management systems, clean real-world data, analyze results,…

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1-day Intro: Grant Writing & Project Evaluation workshop!

June 12, 2018 On Monday June 25th, VIA’s Founder, Dr. Ciurczak (Gary) and Margit Brazda Poirier, GPC, M.S., Founder of Grants4Good LLC, are hosting a full day workshop to cover ‘all you need to know to get started in grant writing’ in Buffalo, NY. They are eager to share their many years of experience in the field to give you best practices and key information if you are starting out…

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