Research Report Preparing Youth for College and Career: A Process Evaluation of Urban Alliance
Brett Theodos, Mike Pergamit, Sara Edelstein, Taz George, Lesley Freiman
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This report presents baseline and process study findings of an evaluation of the Urban Alliance high school internship program, which provides training, mentoring, and work experience to high school seniors from distressed communities in Washington, DC, Baltimore, Northern Virginia, and Chicago. The report, which focuses on the program's operations in DC and Baltimore in the 2011–12 and 2012–13 program years, explains the internship program model and its various components; describes the characteristics of youth participants; and presents findings from dozens of interviews and focus groups with program staff, youth, job mentors, and other stakeholders.
Research Areas Education Children and youth Workforce
Tags Higher education Workforce development Economic well-being Neighborhoods and youth development Washington, DC, research initiative Beyond high school: education and training Youth development
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center
Cities Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV