Ready by 21 increases the capacity of leaders to achieve collective impact for children and youth by providing standards, proven tools and solutions, and ways to measure and track youth success.
The Workforce Development area conducts in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.
The Social Issues area conducts in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level. Topics include children and families, crime and criminal justice, environment, poverty, race, gender, immigration, income inequality and social mobility.
US Department of Health and Human Services; Office of the Administration for Children and Families; Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation; Self-Sufficiency, Welfare, and Employment portfolio addresses innovative approaches for increasing economic self-sufficiency and reducing welfare dependency, including rigorous evaluations of promising employment strategies. Studies address a variety of topics including alternative welfare-to-work strategies, career ladders, employment retention and advancement, and strategies to promote work in rural areas.
Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse provides the synthesis and dissemination of research and demonstration findings, and provides researchers, policymakers, and practitioners access to high-quality research focusing on self-sufficiency, employment, and family and child well-being.
Implementing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) website was developed as a result of a 2014 law (the WIOA) which placed a new focus on pursuing evidence-based practices in workforce development.
Labor Policy & Unemployment topic area conducts in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.
Forum for Youth Investment helps leaders change the odds for kids by finding scalable solutions to pressing problems that drive opportunity gaps, and by helping public and private leaders align the myriad of programs and policies created to improve youth opportunities and outcomes.
National Dropout Prevention Center has identified 15 Effective Strategies that have the most positive impact on reducing school dropout.
The Results First Clearinghouse Database is an online resource that brings together information on the effectiveness of social policy programs from nine national clearinghouses. It applies color-coding to the clearinghouses’ distinct rating systems, creating a common language that enables users to quickly see where each program falls on a spectrum from negative impact to positive impact. As such, this database can help users easily access and understand the evidence base for a variety of programs.