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...
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...
Research Spotlight: On Getting Feedback from Those Who Left

Research Spotlight: On Getting Feedback from Those Who Left

The heart of our work is long-term interventions, so keeping clients engaged enhances the effectiveness of our interventions. So when we started noticing students leaving our Stay the Course program after the winter break, we began asking “why?” On the back end, we...
Research Spotlight: Fair Play in Data

Research Spotlight: Fair Play in Data

It’s no secret that societal injustice disproportionately impacts marginalized communities, perpetuating disparities and sustaining imbalances of power. But perhaps lesser-known is that the world of data is no exception. Systems of information collection are designed...