As VP of Evaluation and Learning, Matt Levy is responsible for the measurement and evaluation of programs and new interventions implemented by First Place for Youth in CA and with national partners in support of transition-age foster youth (18-24). He also oversees and implements the organization’s data systems from AWS to Power BI, creating state-of-the-art dashboards, ensuring automated ETL processes function, and driving the implementation and sale of a new proprietary and predictive analytics tool: the Youth Roadmap Tool. He also plays a key role in steering the organization’s innovation agenda, leveraging test + learn techniques to pilot interventions, surface learnings, evaluate success, and when successful, support scaling.
He is expert in data visualization, scripting in R & SQL, and leveraging human-centered design to co-create dashboards with users to ensure data drives action. Increasingly, he is leveraging an equity and participatory lens in his work, supporting the organization’s transition to become an anti-racist organization.