Knight Creative Communities Initiative Evaluation—2007-2008

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During the summer of 2007, SIAP was asked by the Knight Foundation to undertake a process evaluation of its Creative Communities Initiative (KCCI) underway in Charlotte, North Carolina; Duluth, Minnesota/Superior, Wisconsin; and Tallahassee, Florida. This memo reports on initial findings of the experience of KCCI participants from catalyst selection in March through October 2007. The memo begins with an overview of the logic of KCCI and then examines participants’ experience of the initiative using a chronological structure: the selection of catalysts, the initial two-day seminar, the organization of the action or initiative teams, and the history of the teams to this point. The memo closes with general observations about participants’ perceptions of the initiative.


The Knight Creative Communities Initiative (KCCI) evaluation was undertaken at the request of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.



Date Posted: 09 May 2017