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  • On October 15, Virginia Knox became the fifth president of MDRC in its 45-year history. A former MDRC vice president, Knox brings to her new role 25 years of leadership in developing, evaluating, and improving social programs. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMR4d

    Virginia Knox Assumes Presidency of MDRC, Announces New Leadership Roles

    On October 15, Virginia Knox became the fifth president of MDRC in its 45-year history. Knox, a former MDRC vice president, has led the organization's Families and Children Policy Area since 2004. She brings 25 years of leadership in developing, evaluating, and improving social programs.

  • In the first year after random assignment, welfare recipients who participated in Minnesota’s subsidized employment program were more likely than control group members to have been employed; this modest effect continued after the subsidies ended. With MEF Associates and Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation - OPRE http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMlxi

    Implementation and Early Impacts of the Minnesota Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration

    Introduction Recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) often face barriers such as limited education and work experience, health issues including substance abuse problems, and other obstacles that stand in the way of finding employment.

  • In MDRC's new SUCCESS initiative, schools in four states are putting research findings into action to help more students from diverse and nontraditional backgrounds earn a degree. Via Arnold Ventures http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMlxt

    Nine Community Colleges Set Out to Make Big Gains in Retention and Graduation

    Robert Rundquist is practically a poster child for American community colleges. As a senior in high school, Rundquist knew he wanted to get his bachelor's degree, but leaving home to attend a four-year university wasn't a financial option. Instead, he enrolled at nearby Los Angeles Valley College in 1992.

  • The MDRC crew has been having a GREAT time at the Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood grantee meeting, sponsored by the federal Administration for Children and Families - ACF's Office of Family Assistance. [Clockwise from far left: Donna Wharton-Fields, Frieda Molina, Emily Brennan, Dina Israel, Sharon Rowser, Ann Bickerton, and Samantha Wulfsohn]

  • This "In Practice" blog post offers tips for programs to ensure that the participants they recruit actually enroll. MDRC's Frieda Molina and Donna Wharton-Fields examine some key lessons from WorkAdvance sectoral training to help turn program recruits into program success stories. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMlxE

    Filling All the Seats in the Room

    Meeting enrollment goals is as much a function of recruiting eligible participants as it is a function of helping them successfully complete the enrollment process. Many programs, like those in MDRC's evaluation of the WorkAdvance project, find that just a fraction of those they initially recruit to participate in their program end up enrolling.

  • Hear how Talia Scott, a 2018 MDRC intern, credits her internship at MDRC, with helping her focus her interests on criminal justice reform. Keep reaching for the stars, Talia! #mdrccareers #mdrcinternships #research #publicpolicy #socialpolicy http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMeYH

  • With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, MDRC is launching a new project, “Reducing Long-Term Health Disparities with K-12 Policies that Promote Student Socio-Emotional Well-Being.” MDRC’s partners in the project are The Education Trust and the Alliance for Excellent Education. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMEWu

    MDRC Launches Project on Using Socio-Emotional Well-Being Policies to Promote K-12 Equity with The Education Trust and Alliance for Excellent Education

    With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is launching a new project, "Reducing Long-Term Health Disparities with K-12 Policies that Promote Student Socio-Emotional Well-Being." MDRC's partners in the project are The Education Trust and the Alliance for Excellent Education.

  • "[M]y colleagues at MDRC are the smartest, best, most principled people I know," says Elizabeth Nelson Bracy, songwriter and MDRC consultant, in this interview with Southwest Review on the new release from her band, The Paranoid Style. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMEwu

    Musical Jumper Cables: A Conversation with The Paranoid Style's Elizabeth Nelson

    y dear friend Elizabeth Nelson's songs are painfully, relentlessly funny, and also just relentless. They are musical jumper cables and I couldn't do without them. I was thrilled to have a chance to talk with Elizabeth on the occasion of the premiere of "Turpitude," the new single from her band The Paranoid Style's latest album, A Goddamn Impossible Way Of Life.

  • MDRC’s Scaling Up Community College Efforts for Student Success (SUCCESS) seeks to improve graduation rates for community college students by helping states and colleges develop large-scale, financially sustainable support programs based on strong evidence. This issue focus provides an overview of the project. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMEwH-

    An Introduction to SUCCESS: The Scaling Up Community College Efforts for Student Success Project

    MDRC's initiative Scaling Up Community College Efforts for Student Success (SUCCESS) seeks to improve graduation rates for community college students by helping states and colleges develop large-scale, financially sustainable support programs based on strong evidence. This issue focus provides an overview of the project.

  • Welcome to Brittany Fox-Williams, Mohammed Alkurd, Maria Alicea, and Amanda Martin-Lawrence! We're excited to have you join us for the summer! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMEw4

    MDRC Welcomes Summer Doctoral Fellow and Interns in the Gueron Minority Scholars Program

    MDRC is pleased to welcome a doctoral fellow, an operations intern, and two undergraduate interns in this summer's class of the Gueron Minority Scholars Program (GMSP). Named in honor of former President Judith Gueron, the Gueron Minority Scholars Program offers paid internships for undergraduates and master's-level students and doctoral fellowships (with stipends) for students engaged in dissertation research.

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