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Paradigm Shift: A Foundation/Grantee Partnership Using Data to Drive Neighborhood Revitalization and Assess Impact

This article examines the principles that guided the development of a participatory outcome evaluation framework for the Wachovia Regional Foundation neighborhood revitalization work. The framework has enabled grantees and residents to better understand and capitalize on market dynamics, enhance their participation in revitalization activities and begin to demonstrate the impact of sustained, strategic interventions.