Bilal has a more than 15-year background in planning, implementing, and evaluating high-quality youth development programs, particularly in schools and community settings serving older youth during out-of-school time. He also has extensive experience in developing theories of change and in qualitative evaluation methodologies, including focus group facilitation.
At Equal Measure, Bilal works on a diverse set of national and local evaluation projects, including evaluations of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Family Economic Security Workforce Development Pilots, the Helmsley Charitable Trust’s investment to enhance teaching practices and establish institutional incentives to increase the number of STEM college graduates, the Irvine Foundation’s Linked Learning Regional Hubs, Living Cities’ City Accelerator initiative, and the Stoneleigh Foundation’s Fellowship programs.
Prior to joining Equal Measure, Bilal was a program officer at the American Friends Service Committee, an international Quaker peace-building organization headquartered in Philadelphia. In this role, Bilal oversaw a portfolio of 50 civic engagement and youth organizing programs aimed at helping youth find their power to challenge systems of oppression in their cities and nations. His direct service experience coordinating grant-funded out-of-school time programs, and serving as a dean of students at a high-performing charter school in Philadelphia, leave him uniquely positioned to understand the challenges of funders, grantees, and public sector leaders searching for innovative ways to help youth transition successfully to adulthood.
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