Research Report Embarking on College and Career: Interim Evaluation of Urban Alliance
Brett Theodos, Mike Pergamit, Devlin Hanson, Sara Edelstein, Rebecca Daniels
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Urban Alliance serves at-risk youth through its high school internship program, which provides training, mentoring, and work experience to high school seniors from distressed communities. The program aims to help youth move on to higher education or employment after graduation.

The Urban Institute is conducting a six-year, randomized controlled trial evaluation of Urban Alliance's high school internship program. This report presents findings on participating youth in Washington, DC, and Baltimore during the 2011–12 and 2012–13 program years; it shows how the program affected these youth in early adulthood, including their college attendance and job preparation.

Research Areas Education Children and youth Workforce
Tags Employment Higher education Workforce development Secondary education School-based partnerships and services Job training Schooling Washington, DC, research initiative Beyond high school: education and training
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center
Cities Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV