Evaluation of the Larry King Center

The Larry King Center for Building Children’s Futures is a new initiative aimed at improving the lives of children in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Larry King Center has identified the following key objectives: improve school readiness, reduce the incidence and impact of child abuse and neglect, and increase access to health and mental health care. CCFP researchers evaluated this initiative. The first phase included information gathering from key stakeholders. During the second phase, this information was used to revisit the theory of change and to help align future activities with the intended outcomes. The third phase included developing an evaluation plan – including a quantitative impact evaluation – for the longer term.