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Steven LaFrance

Chairman of Directors

First Place for Youth

HQ Phone:  (510) 272-0979

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First Place for Youth

426 17TH ST

Oakland, California,94612

United States

Company Description

First Place for Youth offers the Independent Living Skills Program (ILSP) to eligible current and former foster youth ages 16 to 21 in San Francisco County and Solano County . Through ILSP, First Place provides a full range of services designed to assist and...more

Background Information

Employment History

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Lafrance Associates L L C


External Evaluation and Learning Partner

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation


Founder and Principal

LFA Group LLC


Affiliations

LaFrance Associates , LLC

Founder


HERO GROUP LLC

Senior Advisor - Applied Research and Program Evaluation


Education

MPH


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Steven LaFrance, Board Chair
President and CEO, Learning for Action Group


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Founder & Chief Executive Officer | Steven LaFrance, MPH
Steven LaFrance Chief Executive Officer Steven.LaFrance@learningforaction.com Steven LaFrance, MPH is the founder and CEO of Learning for Action. Over the past 20 years, Steven has provided evaluation, strategy, and capacity-building services to more than 500 nonprofits, foundations, and public agencies. Steven is a nationally recognized leader in the fields of performance management and organizational effectiveness, and is an expert in developing systems, processes, and cultures that support the use of data to drive decisions that maximize social impact. He is regularly sought out to present at convenings across the U.S. and abroad on the topics of innovative approaches to evaluation and learning, as well as integrating outcomes-based approaches into strategy development. Most recently, Steven has led major national and global strategy development efforts for the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and has developed a seminal toolkit for measuring the effectiveness of engagement through media for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Steven also currently serves as the instructional lead of a major nonprofit capacity-building initiative for the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation. Steven's content expertise covers diverse issue areas including early childhood education, K-12 education, youth development, juvenile justice, health, homelessness, community economic development, environmental education, and organizational development and effectiveness. Before consulting, Steven was a case manager for homeless youth and conducted ethnographic research in Mexico. Steven received graduate training in Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley and in Anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Steven also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for First Place for Youth, a California-based agency that helps former foster youth transition to successful adulthood.


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Steven LaFrance, MPH
Steven LaFrance, MPHSteven LaFrance, MPH is the founder and CEO of Learning for Action (www.learningforaction.com), a social sector consulting firm providing strategy, evaluation and capacity-building services. Over the past 20 years, Steven has worked with hundreds of nonprofits, foundations, and public agencies to strengthen the relevance, effectiveness and sustainability of their efforts to address social, economic and health inequities. Steven is a nationally recognized leader in the fields of performance management and organizational effectiveness, and is an expert in developing systems, processes, and cultures that support the use of data and insights to drive decisions that maximize social impact. He is regularly sought out to present at convenings across the U.S. and abroad on the topics of innovative approaches to evaluation and learning, as well as integrating outcomes-based approaches into strategy development. Steven also serves as an external evaluation and learning partner for several philanthropies, including the David and Lucile Packard Foundation (with their Population and Reproductive Health program), Unbound Philanthropy (dedicated to ensuring that migrants and refugees families are able to contribute fully and thrive in their new communities), Silicon Valley Community Foundation (in the strategic areas of education, economic security, and immigration), and 11th Hour Project (dedicated to developing more responsible relationships with the world's water, energy, and food resources). Steven also currently serves, in collaboration with LeadWell Partners, as an instructional lead and coach for PropelNext, an innovative capacity-building initiative of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation that helps promising youth development nonprofits boost their impact on young people's lives through intensive support to increase their culture and practice of learning for continuous program improvement. Steven's content expertise covers diverse issue areas including early childhood education, K-12 education, youth development, juvenile justice, health, homelessness, community economic development, environmental education, and organizational development and effectiveness. Before founding Learning for Action, Steven was a case manager for homeless youth and conducted health-related ethnographic research in Los Angeles and Mexico. Steven received Masters-level graduate training in Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley and in Anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Steven also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for First Place for Youth, a California-based agency that helps foster youth transition to successful adulthood. www.learningforaction.com Picture Steven LaFrance Return to Who We Are.


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Steven LaFrance, Chair


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Steven LaFrance, MPH is Evaluation Advisor to the Foundation.
He is the founder and Principal of LFA Group, a consulting firm dedicated to helping social nonprofit organizations achieve their greatest possible impact. Over the course of 15 years, Steven has provided evaluation, research, and technical assistance services to hundreds of nonprofit organizations, foundations, and public agencies. Steven is a nationally recognized leader in the field of organizational effectiveness, with a focus on strategy development and the use of information to maximize social impact.


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