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About Mary (continued) –
Mary Murray, M.A. has dedicated her career to improving conditions for children, youth and families by improving the schools and community-based organizations that serve them. With a B.A. in psychology from Haverford College, Mary was accepted into Teach for America, an organization that addresses the inequities facing children growing up in low-income areas by providing them with excellent teachers; she served as a special education teacher in rural North Carolina. She later earned a Masterís Degree in Community & Prevention Research at the University of Illinois. From 1998-2001, Mary was among the first staff of the Illinois Violence Prevention Authority (IVPA), where she created and managing systems of evaluation and capacity-building to over 500 grantees, including school districts, law enforcement agencies, and community-based agencies working to prevent youth and family violence.
Mary created MEMconsultants in 2001 to provide consulting services that empower community-based organizations with the planning, evaluation and collaboration skills necessary to achieve remarkable results. For the last fifteen years, Mary has worked in the Puget Sound area and nationally with foundations, government agencies, large and small community-based organizations, supporting clients to use evaluation practices to clarify impact and improve program management.
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Mary Murray