In 2012 Urban Peak completed a year-long venture to design logic models. A logic model is a graphical representation of a program, process or effort. It defines what resources are needed to run a program, the activities to be done/services to provide, and what the expected result or outcome of those activities or services are. In essence, it is a series of if-then statements or causal relationships expressed in a visual manner.
By articulating the components of a program, logic models provide a sound framework for evaluation efforts. Through clearly defining program outcomes in logic models, Urban Peak is able to numerically measure progress towards reaching those outcomes and use that information for continual improvement.
Urban Peak’s logic models are client-centered. This means that our outcomes are focused on the changes in attitude, behavior, and ultimately circumstances we believe our participants achieve in order to obtain and sustain success.
Urban Peak’s logic models were created through a collaborative process among various stakeholders – from the Director of Programs to front-line staff. This process was facilitated by the Manager of Program Evaluation and took upwards of 180 hours.