FSMEI in partnership with its affiliates has designed program specific evaluation frameworks that are culturally relevant based on decolonized methodologies. We believe that the process of program evaluation can not be removed from the larger social and racial realities that exist in the broader educational and cultural institutions. As such FSMEI in partnership with community and stakeholders creates a unique and responsive solution for measuring value and measuring impact without compromising on our mission.

BLACK Experience Education Survey

FSMEI is in the process of documenting the K-12 school experience for Black students in the United States.

BLACK Experience Education Surveys

BLACK Experience Education Community Survey

This survey is for our community members who are no longer enrolled in K-12 schools.

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BLACK Experience Education School Survey

This survey is for students who are currently enrolled in K-12 school. This survey will allow you to comment on your experience as a student now.

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FSMEI Research Team

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Kira L. Johnson

Originally from San Jose, CA. Kira has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Social Work. She received her MSW and PhD from Jackson State University in Jackson, MS. Kira specializes in trauma informed and culturally relevant treatments and therapeutic practices for children and families. 

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Lauren-Michell Hardge

Born & raised in South Central LA’s, Crenshaw District. Lauren-Michelle earned a BA in Gender Ethnicity & Multicultural Studies with an emphasis in African American Studies from Cal Poly Pomona, and a Masters in Social and Cultural Analysis in Education with an emphasis in Urban Education from CSU, Long Beach. She's founder of a consulting firm and serves as Senior Educational Consultant for various educational organizations.

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Amaya Hawkins

Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. She earned her B.S. in Mathematical Sciences from the Pennsylvania State University and M.S. in Business Analytics from the University of California Irvine campus. Amaya has put her data skills to use while interning for the State Senate of Pennsylvania as well as the Los Angeles Rams. 

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Rhonesha Blache

Doctoral Fellow Researcher at Teachers College, Columbia University. Rhonesha is from Phoenix, AZ. She earned her B.S. in Psychology from Arizona State University. She went on to receive her M.Ed and Ed.D in Organization Leadership & Development. Rhonesha is the Sr. Exec Director of the African Diaspora Consortium (ADC).