Research Spotlight: Resource Stability Pathway

Research Spotlight: Resource Stability Pathway

Have you ever thought about what you would do if you didn’t have reliable transportation? Would you be able to keep your current job? What if the closest affordable housing was 20+ miles from your place of work, or you were struggling to provide enough food for your...
Research Spotlight: The Education Pathway

Research Spotlight: The Education Pathway

Obstacles to Persistence  The Education Pathway’s central focus is persistence. We want to ensure that students keep progressing in school and ultimately complete their college degree or certificate, no matter the obstacles they face. The educational and vocational...
Research Spotlight: Employment Pathway

Research Spotlight: Employment Pathway

The Need for an Employment Pathway Have you ever been unemployed? Or stuck in a job that was underpaid or not the right fit for you? How did you overcome those challenges? You likely searched for other opportunities, edited your resume, and reached out to people in...
Introducing: The Pathways

Introducing: The Pathways

Where We Started Five years ago, we launched our Out of Poverty Campaign. This campaign included an effort to link our clients’ journeys with measurable outcomes of success. To do this, we created an initial definition of four key metrics – mostly financial – that we...
New Research on Why Padua Works

New Research on Why Padua Works

Why We Created Padua There are 100+ federal anti-poverty programs in the United States – siloed by need (housing, food, etc.) and consisting of complicated/confusing requirements and paperwork. For a family trying to get out of poverty, this can be overwhelming. They...
Research Spotlight: How Exactly We “Evaluate”

Research Spotlight: How Exactly We “Evaluate”

We do a lot of work in “R&E,” a term used to define our work in Research and Evaluation. While we’ve spent some time talking about our research, it can be helpful to know what program evaluation looks like.  Evaluation takes the form of an ever-circling 6-part...