Robert Peterson, ESQ.

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CEO and founder of Grant Evaluations, Inc., has conducted numerous national and international evaluations of educational, community, and youth development programs since 1997. He has extensive experience administering and evaluating large education, law enforcement, and human service programs and established uniform program accountability and performance measures. Mr. Peterson served at the top levels of federal, state, and local government and has appeared on major television, radio and news programs, including CNN’s “Larry King Live”. He coordinates a team of top evaluation advisors and review teams, including leading educators, historians, and university statisticians and experts.

SAMPLE GEI STUDIES: More than 40 Teaching American History professional development grants in schools across the nation; Department of Education national Presidential Academy history grant, Two school technology integration grants; INCLUDE – a special needs integration project; developed evaluation plans for three I3 Innovation grants and two Promise Neighborhoods grants and two literacy through library grants; Century 21 grant; Five Year inner city youth Follow Up Study of the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship; three national evaluations of the constitutional law curriculum for the national Bill of Rights Institute; three statewide high school senior surveys on history and government knowledge; Evaluation of youth development training and conference for the largest international non-profit drug and violence youth prevention program; Evaluation of youth development program in Brazil, Chile, and Argentina; Too Smart to Start U.S. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention grant; Consultant on philanthropic evaluation of classical music development program; Drug Enforcement Works – a comprehensive performance evaluation of law enforcement, prosecution, corrections and the judiciary; Elks national Drug Awareness Program.

RECOGNITION AND AWARDS: Presenter at two US Department of Education Teaching American History Conferences; Lecturer: Charitable foundations – Philanthropy Roundtable; Non-profit organizations; South America, Ireland, England, prevention conferences; legislators; American bar Association; International PRIDE Conference; National physician and health organizations; U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute on Drug Abuse, White House Conference for a Drug-Free America; National organizations – Mayors, State and County Officials, Attorneys General, Small Businesses; Colleges, Universities, Elementary and Secondary Schools; Police Agencies, Academies and Professional Associations; Churches and Youth and Community Groups in states across the nation. CEO Bob Peterson awards include: State of Michigan Certificate of Special Tribute; U.S. National Guard, National Merit of Honor; DEA Drug Enforcement Administration Award; PYP International Recognition Award for Service to Youth;Grand Lodge Order of Elks; National Commendation Award; Attorney General Achievement Certificate for Outstanding Service; U.S. Attorney General Letter of Commendation.