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Center for Employment Opportunities - Plans for Growth

Plans for Growth CEO’s FY 2017-2021 strategic plan calls for significant growth. Over these five years the organization hopes to expand into 14-22 new communities in California and 3-6 states where it is not yet active. It expects to more than double the number of people it serves and to...

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The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation ("Foundation") is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy, which is part of our  Terms , describes the information we collect through the web site we operate at www.emcf.org (“Our Site”), how we use it, how we share it, and how you...

Center for Employment Opportunities - Evidence Base

More than a Job , a three-year study released by MDRC in 2012, found that CEO’s program reduced by 16 to 22 percent the recidivism of participants who enrolled within three months of their release from prison. They were less likely than their counterparts in a control...

BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) - Evidence Base

Elementary School Summer Learning Program A randomized controlled trial completed by the Urban Institute and Mathematica Policy Research in 2006, Impact of a Summer Learning Program , showed that BELL’s summer program had a statistically significant impact on reading achievement,...

Harlem Children's Zone - Evidence Base

PROMISE ACADEMIES In 2013, Harvard economists Roland Fryer, Jr. and Will Dobbie reported in a National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper that the Promise Academy “increases a wide range of human measures”: “Six years after the random admissions lottery, youth offered...

Reading Partners - Evidence Base

MDRC conducted in 2012-2013 a rigorous random assignment study  of Reading Partners in 19 schools in three states, involving more than 1,200 second-to-fifth-graders. Findings include: Despite the challenges of delivering a program via volunteers, Reading Partners was implemented...

WINGS for kids - Evidence Base

WINGS monitors outcomes such as attendance and classroom behavior in elementary school on the hypothesis that improvements will lead to deeper engagement in middle school, better academic outcomes, graduation from high school, and avoidance of risky behaviors. Internally tracked data has...

Harlem Children's Zone - Plans for Growth

Plans for Growth Harlem Children’s Zone’s 2015-2017 $200 million "Bridge to a Self-Sustaining Community" plan includes helping college students graduate, expanding its Promise Academy Charter Schools, and building the organization’s endowment. Specifically, the plan calls for: ...

A Good Thing Growing

This report by author Andy Goodman captures the experiences of the three organizations—Citizen Schools, Harlem Children’s Zone and Roca, Inc.—that received the first EMCF grants under the Foundation's new youth development strategy. 

By documenting their stories over the past decade, EMCF hopes to...

Our Partners

We are proud to partner with more than 45 co-investors in aggregating growth capital for 16 youth-serving organizations. Since 2007, we have leveraged $155 million of EMCF’s own resources to secure nearly $487 million in additional private and public funding for grantees.  ...

A Midpoint Report on the True North Fund

Researcher and evaluator Melinda Tuan describes what the fund's nine initial grantees have accomplished in the first two years of the initiative, the challenges they have faced, and the lessons they—and we—have learned.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Big Brothers Big Sisters is the national office for a network of more than 365 local agencies that match adult volunteers with children facing adversity to engage in professionally supported one-on-one mentoring. Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) has two core programs, community-based and...

Talent Development Secondary - Evidence Base

The effectiveness of the Talent Development Secondary  program was demonstrated by a 2004-2006 evaluation conducted by MDRC of high schools with which TDS partnered in Philadelphia before the launch of Diplomas Now. In high schools, TDS produced substantial and pervasive impacts...

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