A comprehensive three-year evaluation completed by MDRC
found the ChalleNGe program significantly improved the educational and employment outcomes for this group of young people who otherwise have very poor future prospects.
org is operated by MDRC
, a nonprofit statewide network of individuals and organizations supporting the disability community through grassroots activism, public education and advocacy.
The largest random assignment evaluation of a program serving this population, the MDRC
study shows that YVLifeSet is one of the only programs that improves multiple outcomes for youth aging out of foster care and juvenile justice.
Early Findings from New York City's Conditional Cash Transfer Program, 2010, New York: MDRC
Jessica Kopsic is a technical research analyst at MDRC
According to an initial evaluation by the nonprofit education and social policy research organization MDRC
, one year after enrollment, GED Bridge students were more than twice as likely to have completed the course and passed the GED exam than students in a traditional GED prep class, and more than three times as likely to have enrolled in college.
All of the analysis work for this article was performed at MDRC
Previous positions: research analyst, MDRC
, 2006-2008; research analyst, Analysis Group, 2004-2006
are described on page 100 of the Corporate Governance Report
There are many financial-aid officers who agree that there should be one-on-one counseling to explain to students how much they'll owe, but most of them simply don't have the staffs to do that," says Thomas Brock, director of postsecondary education at MDRC
, a nonprofit research center created by the Ford Foundation and originally called the Minority Data Resource Center, which is studying these efforts.
The Goldman loan will go to the program's provider, MDRC
, which in turn has been promised $7.
, CAREER ACADEMIES iii (2008), available at http://www.