COLLABERATIVE PATHWAY MODELING
Support and advocacy for grassroots change-makers in the advancement of health, safety, security and justice for individuals, families and communities everywhere.
WHAT IS COLLABORATIVE PATHWAY MODELING (CPM)?
Collaborative Pathway Modeling (CPM) is an innovative, values-based research, program development and evaluation tool that can reveal often overlooked or inaccessible knowledge of community organizers. At its core, CPM is a method of designing and tracking theories of change that reflect the voices and expertise of those most greatly impacted by challenge and oppression.
WHY USE CPM?
We believe that community-based programs hold expertise, insights, and first-person knowledge that are essential for developing innovative, relevant, and effective responses to community needs. Using CPM, we are bridging the gap between outside stakeholders and community leaders and members by helping to create a better understanding of each other to more effectively be able to discuss program design and evaluation meaningfully.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Action Resources International works on a consulting basis for creating CPMs across the country. What began as a strategy for program evaluation from Cornell University, grew out of the Food Dignity Program in 2013 as a values-based program evaluation that helped communities, organizers and any interested parties understand what the program or project was doing, how they were doing it, and why it was important for it to be done this particular way.
A CPM EXAMPLE