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Partner Spotlight! BSRI Team

1. Tell how your agency partners with Hope for Miami and how you heard about us.

Behavioral Science Research Institute (BSRI) has worked collaboratively with Hope for Miami since 2015. BSRI initially interacted with HFM as evaluators of Thriving Mind's Prevention System of Care then as an evaluator for HFM's Ready for Life program.

2. What’s one aspect of Hope for Miami’s work that most encourages and motivates you?

HFM’s leadership and staff are dedicated to growth and learning. They recognize the significance of external evaluation in promoting an objective view of their program implementation and effects. This allows them to remain agile in implementing best practices to serve South Florida communities using data to drive decision-making and seeing the true value of their hard work.

3. What do you think BSRI brings to Hope for Miami?

BSRI assists HFM to learn from their data and improve their programming. We co-create an equitable and realistic evaluation plan, building HFM’s organizational evaluation capacity, and helping tell data stories to increase effectiveness and highlight outcomes.

4. Tell us something interesting about yourself (and team members Regine and Julie that are working with HFM)

Zafreen: I started my career as a high-school English Language teacher and I love to teach.

Regine: I requested the most books from my local library in the years 2019 and 2020.

Julie: I love cooking and baking, especially while watching The Great British Baking Show.

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