Assessment of National Breath of Life

The Discovery Center for Evaluation, Research, and Professional Learning has contracted with the National Breath of Life Archival Institute (BoL) project to provide an impact evaluation. Dr. Sarah B. Woodruff, Miami University, is the Principal Investigator for the evaluation, Ms. Kristen Morio, Senior Research Associate, is the Project Director for this evaluation and Ms. Alison Slaughter is the Researcher and Statistician. Dr. Woodruff and Ms. Morio oversee all aspects of the evaluation.

Findings at a Glance


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