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.
- Qualitative Research of Programs in Domestic Policy Areas, Including Education, Labor, and Welfare
- Disadvantaged Youth
- Training and Reemployment
- Family Support
- School Reform
- TANF and Employment Issues
Linda Rosenberg has more than 25 years of experience conducting qualitative research on programs in domestic policy areas, including labor, education, and welfare.
She has led many large-scale studies and been responsible for the design, data collection, and analyses of program implementation for these studies.
Currently, Rosenberg is the project director for several U.S. Department of Labor projects. She leads the National Evaluation of the Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth, an initiative across several federal agencies that grants administrative and programmatic flexibilities to pilots to implement innovative programs to improve outcomes for disconnected youth. Under Rosenberg’s direction, the team is providing evaluation technical assistance to pilots, conducting an implementation and systems study, and collecting and reporting pilots’ administrative data. She also is directing an evaluation of the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program and of State Apprenticeship Expansion grants. She was co-project director of the Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs Gold Standard Evaluation; she contributed to the design and implementation of that evaluation, which studied the impact of the programs’ services.
In the education area, Rosenberg led the Mathematica team in a study of school turnaround practices for the U.S. Department of Education. She also contributed to the design and analysis for a study of after-school programs funded by the federal government. For the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, she directed a study team in the design of and data collection for case studies and a 50-state survey of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) diversion practices, which documented states’ strategies to assist or divert applicants for TANF.
Rosenberg holds a master’s degree in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
Looking to the Future: Job Corps External Review
Evaluating Race to the Top and School Improvement Grants
In this study of more than 500 schools, 60 districts, and all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Mathematica is conducting an implementation and impact analysis of Race To the Top and School Improvement Grants, two programs that aim to foster systematic school reform.
Providing Services to Veterans Through the Public Workforce System: Descriptive Findings from the WIA Gold Standard Evaluation
Mathematica is conducting the largest, most rigorous evaluation of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult and Dislocated Worker programs to date. While the overall evaluation targets civilian workers, a supplemental study focuses on veterans in 28 localities.
Summer Youth Employment Initiative Under the Recovery Act
This implementation evaluation drew on two key data sources: (1) state performance data for all youth participating in services funded by the Recovery Act from May-November 2009; and (2) visits to 20 selected sites that implemented summer youth employment initiatives in 2009.
Institutional Analysis of American Job Centers
This study is documenting administrative structure, partnerships, performance and strategic management, funding and financing, staffing, physical environment, MIS system capacity and use of technology, service delivery structure and linkages, and program and service mix.