• ACR contracted to conduct interviews with high school students and teachers about their experience attending the traveling exhibition Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away in Boston.

  • ACR’s presentation about best practices in culinary training is accepted for the 2024 School Nutrition Association Conference.

  • ACR, in partnership with WonderWhy Consulting, is awarded contract to develop a logic model for the Farmers Market Legal Toolkit and assess its usability, relevance, and impact for BIPOC market managers.

  • ACR is awarded GSA contract to conduct the USDA School Food Preparation Study, a case study with 36 school food authorities across the country to learn more about fresh food preparation in school meals.

  • Applied Curiosity Research awarded contract by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to develop and execute a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) plan for their Initiative on the Holocaust and Professional Leadership programs.

  • ACR presents findings from our evaluation of Pennsylvania’s Culinary Training Program at the 2023 Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Conference.

  • Hats & Ladders (H&L) is awarded a National Institute of Health small business innovation research (SBIR) grant with ACR as the evaluation partner. The grant will strengthen opportunities for under-represented youth to pursue health workforce careers and improve heir overall health literacy.


  • ACR awarded contract to evaluate Holocaust education resources with teachers across the country for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

  • ACR, as a subcontractor to Sage Communications, wins contract with USDA’s Food & Nutrition Service to create training materials and classrooms resources to promote Family Style Dining in Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sites.

  • ACR wins contract to conduct a user experience study for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to inform the rollout and communication around their new reserveohio website.

  • ACR contracts with itrek to conduct a mixed-methods evaluation of their immersive Israel trip with business, policy, and law school students across 50+ universities. This is the 4th year ACR will evaluate the impact and reach of itrek.

  • ACR wins contract to develop a logic model and evaluation plan for the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School to assess the extent to which their resources are meeting their goal of building a more sustainable, just, and equitable food system.

  • ACR is awarded a contract to evaluate training resources from the National Agricultural Library to improve animal care in scientific research, sponsored by the Animal Welfare Information Center.

  • Content Development Partner

    ACR brings the highest level of strategic thought, confidence, and professionalism to all projects. ACR has often been required to meet tight deadlines and manage multi-level client approval processes. They always deliver on time and without cutting corners, while managing expectations along the way.

  • Client, City Agency

    ACR takes the time to understand what I’m looking to learn from each evaluation, and they design and revise their methods to answer my specific questions. As a result, their research captures meaningful data and evidence of impact, and their analysis and recommendations directly relate to my programs. Their work has directly influenced programmatic decisions and policy.

  • Client, Higher Ed

    ACR’s knowledge, insight and understanding of our goals helped to foster a very collaborative working relationship. ACR’s team members became an invaluable part of my project team.

We’ve successfully partnered with other organizations on federal, state, and private sector contracts, and we’re always looking for new partners.