This study includes (1) annual evaluations of the 25 programs funded through Oakland Unite, (2) annual evaluations of program strategies (life coaching, education and economic self-sufficiency, and violent incident and crisis response), and (3) a four-year impact evaluation.
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A successful career and the financial stability that comes with it are central to the American dream. But not everyone in or entering the workforce has the education and training necessary to achieve their goals. The barriers to employment are particularly acute for young people in poverty; low-income adults; ex-offenders; veterans, their spouses, and spouses of service members; older workers; persons with disabilities; and laid-off workers in declining industries. Mathematica analyzes programs and policies intended to help these individuals succeed in the labor market, and we help government agencies and nonprofit organizations provide education, training, and employment services more effectively and efficiently.
Mobilizing Communities to Prevent Violence: Evaluation of Oakland Unite
Looking to the Future: Job Corps External Review
The study is looking at structural and service delivery changes to enhance Job Corps, the nation's largest and most comprehensive residential education and job training program for at-risk youth ages 16 through 24. The review builds on prior rigorous research demonstrating that the Job Corps has promise.
Senior Survey Researcher
Karen CyBulski has expertise in survey design, implementation, and oversight. She manages and a range of multimode survey activities, including web, mail, and computer-assisted telephone interviewing.Featured Projects
- Evaluation of the Promoting the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income PROMISE Grants
- Youth Transition Demonstration: Helping Youth with Disabilities Become Employed
- Prevalence of Unclaimed Prescriptions at Military Pharmacies
- Evaluation of the Home Health Independence Demonstration: Barriers to a Successful Experiment Were Multifaceted and Difficult Policy Issues Remain
- Training and Re-Employment
- Youth Employment
participating in training programs can be effective at increasing their earnings.