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Barbara Goldberg, Principal Consultant

Barbara GoldbergWith more than 40 years of experience in research, evaluation, community planning, education, and development, Barbara Goldberg has devoted her career to building outstanding educational, family support, teen pregnancy and parenting programs.  Her resulting evaluations, published articles and reports, workshops and presentations have shaped community services in the Midwest and elsewhere. Barbara’s clientele includes educational, philanthropic, government, health care, and non-profit institutions in several states.  She is the longtime evaluator of several pre-college programs.  She has authored more than 400 grant proposals, and with a 90 percent funding rate, has generated over $45 million.  She earned her Master of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Barbara's early program and administrative experience in government and higher education informs her research and evaluation work.  She has served as federal evaluator for numerous demonstration projects of the Department of Education, National Institutes of Health, and Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs and for several major initiatives targeted at girls and women.  Barbara has received wide recognition for her enduring community involvement.  She was named YWCA Woman of Distinction in Rock County, Wisconsin; named a member of the Inaugural Class of Milwaukee Mosaic Partnership Program; and received an Award of Excellence in Educational Communications from the Pennsylvania School Boards Association.

Much of Barbara’s current research focuses on educational enrichment and supports that lead to college access and success.  Her insightful, multi-faceted evaluations help clients build best practices in their domains and give voice to the legacy of communities.

"My immigrant father had his own business from 1928 until 1980 – really for his entire adult life - so working independently is a longstanding tradition in our family. He and my mother gave me the values of a strong work ethic, a belief in always doing business with integrity, and a commitment to community involvement and working for change. I have been doing evaluation work since the 1960s and my work has always been guided by my parents’ values. My work has reaffirmed my belief that outstanding government and non-profit programs are possible and can lead to significant changes in both people’s lives and on the community level. Evaluations matter because they can help build the capacity of organizations to use their precious resources most effectively."
Barbara Goldberg, Principal Consultant, Barbara Goldberg & Associates