How can we do better with our Latinx communities?
With the pandemic disproportionately impacting Latinx communities and a racial reckoning encouraging museums to examine our practices, institutions where informal learning happens—zoos, children’s museums, science centers, and other similar organizations—must become more relevant and responsive to our Latinx communities.
By cultivating cross-departmental ownership, gathering relevant data, and helping organizations examine their relationship to science, technology, engineering, and math, participation in Cambio sets the foundation for this journey.
- Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose
Garibay Group is Cambio’s evaluation partner. In 2020-21, our team implemented Cambio’s initial professional development model and curriculum, which is being piloted with a cohort of three museums. Garibay Group used a developmental evaluation approach, geared towards strategic learning.
Our evaluator is integrated into our team, surfacing insights and issues as they emerge and facilitate “evaluative thinking” and reflection. The most recent cycle of evaluation: 1) provided data-driven, ongoing feedback to help the team course-correct and inform decision-making and 2) captured insights for further development of the Cambio model and its professional development components.