Allison Sponseller, MUP

Associate Consultant
Allison.Sponseller@learningforaction.com

Allison joined LFA in 2015 with content knowledge in housing and homelessness, workforce development, sustainable food access, maternal and infant health, youth initiatives, and higher education.  As a project manager, Allison ensures the smooth and timely day-to-day implementation of project workplans, leads instrument and data systems development processes, and serves as primary point of contact for communication regarding project implementation details. Allison is dedicated to applying a collaborative approach that emphasizes client and community needs and values process as well as outcomes.

Prior to joining LFA, Allison worked as a program evaluator at the University of Michigan (UM) School of Social Work Curtis Center Program Evaluation Group and as a research assistant with faculty in the UM Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Previously, she grew food at The Student Organic Farm in Lansing, Michigan and served as a case manager at Project Hope, a shelter and multi-service center in Roxbury, Massachusetts.

Allison speaks and writes Spanish fluently. She loves playing soccer, taking long city walks, and writing postcards to friends and family in the Midwest. 

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, English Language and Literature, University of Michigan
  • Master of Social Work, Community Organizing, University of Michigan
  • Master of Urban Planning, Planning in Developing Countries, University of Michigan

Selected Project Experience

  • Evaluation of 11th Hour Project
  • KQED Education Evaluation Implementation Planning
  • Evaluation of Environmental Volunteers’ Assessment of Best Teaching Practices
  • Evaluation of San Francisco AIDS Foundation’s Integrated Service Model
  • Community Needs Assessment for the City of San Francisco’s Department of Children, Youth, and Families