MetMin Hires Rebecca Ruggieri As Program Impact Manager

Friday, January 26, 2018

Metropolitan Ministries (MetMin) announces the appointment of Rebecca Ruggieri, MSW, as program impact manager. Ms. Ruggieri earned the master of social work from the University of Georgia.
 
Rebecca Whelchel, MetMin executive director says, “That impact examination is critical to mitigating the challenges that those whose lives are characterized by poverty face. Rebecca’s expertise in research design, management and evaluation are essential to the development of MetMin’s most effective social service response strategy."

Ms. Ruggieri will monitor the effectiveness and impact of MetMin’s programs in order to better assess and modify client service practices. Working both internally and collaboratively to examine the social service response to households in crisis, a common, evidence-based measurement tool for program effectiveness will be identified and shared with agency colleagues, stakeholders and funders.


 
"Helping with the cost of rent or utilities seems so simple, but it is truly an investment in our guests’ lives and in the stability of our community,” says Ms. Ruggieri. “I’m honored to join the team at MetMin as we better measure the impact of this investment and identify opportunities to serve the most vulnerable members of our community even better."




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