Our Framework

EduDream combines Culturally Responsive and Equitable Evaluation (CREE) principles and rigorous research methods to produce insights that catalyze impactful action — with, and for, communities.

Our Process

EduDream approaches every partnership in a collaborative manner and embeds CREE principles across our work.

Our Work

High-quality, rigorous, and accessible work that will empower and motivate you to make decisions grounded in equity and evidence-based practices.

Our Services

Collaborative research that elevates the voices of racially and economically diverse students, families, and communities.

The Hub

A multi-year, actionable research initiative generating evidence to advance policy dialogue on K12 education.

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About Us

EduDream is a Latina-founded, women-owned, and equity-focused research consulting firm that partners with nonprofits, foundations, and education institutions to provide culturally responsive and community-centered research and strategy. Led by a team of experts, EduDream redefines what’s possible for education research.

Bridging Community Voice & Rigorous Research

We partner with nonprofits, foundations, and educational institutions on collaborative research that elevates the voices of racially and economically diverse students, families and communities, informs decision-making, and leads to systemic change.

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Approach

Research done with communities, not to communities

EduDream combines Culturally Responsive and Equitable Evaluation (CREE) principles and rigorous research methods to produce insights that catalyze impactful action — with, and for, communities. Our approaches to research, community relationships, and client collaboration lead to more innovative strategies and greater long-term results across the education sector.

Partners

We work with leading philanthropic and education organizations to disrupt systemic inequities in education

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Services

How we can help you

When you work with EduDream, you’ll receive high-quality, rigorous, and accessible work that will empower and motivate you to make equity-based decisions grounded in evidence-based practices. Our work will not only challenge you to expand what’s possible through education research, but also provide the evidence, clarity, and learnings needed to catalyze your work.

Actionable Research

We offer rigorous mixed-methods actionable research to expand organizational knowledge and provide strategic clarity.

Data Strategy

We leverage data equity and collaborative approaches to support organizations in transforming their use of data to drive impact.

Program Evaluation

We design mixed-methods, quasi-experimental evaluation plans and execute learning, formative, and summative evaluations.

Needs Assessment

We focus on strengths and asset-based perspectives to better understand where and what resources could have the greatest positive impact on communities.

Selected Projects

Fostering student motivation

EduDream partnered with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a common definition of student motivation, engagement, and persistence (MEP). We provided a systematic review of over 100 studies and produced a research synthesis that outlines common definitions of MEP, highlights the importance of students’ lived experience, in and outside the classroom, and offers recommendations for future research and policy practices.

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Together, we can rewrite the educational opportunities and learning experiences of racially and economically diverse students.

Established in 2016, EduDream is a Latina-founded, women-owned research consulting firm inspiring transformation within education by bridging community voice and rigorous research together. Founded by culturally responsive and experienced researchers, Michelle and Monica, EduDream partners with foundations, nonprofits, and educational institutions to provide community-centered research, evaluation, and strategy.

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