ERC began in 1999 when a father offered his son a chance to pay off a debt. At the time, Dr. Steve Price was an educational program administrator at Fresno State University. His son, Stephen, was a recent seminary graduate leading an outreach program for disadvantaged youth in the Sacramento area. After several months of sending financial support, Dr. Price "wised up" and offered his son work on a series of grant writing projects for a small, rural school district. The projects were successful, word quickly spread, and ERC was born.
Today, the company has developed far beyond grant writing. ERC has expanded to offer research, evaluation, and technology services for K-12 school districts, colleges, universities, and non-profit organizations. We are a diverse team of consultants talented in writing grant proposals, evaluation design, statistical analysis, programming custom software, managing large-scale databases, conducting focus groups, constructing surveys and assessments, creating online evaluation tools, and developing visual media. We develop long-term relationships with clients and become collaborators in the implementation of new projects. These projects link talented educators and students with new opportunities to pursue their passions including after school programs, professional development programs, or other programs that offer diverse students opportunities in academics, athletics, technology, music, art, leadership or career development.