Related Projects for Improving the Lives of At-Risk Youth Through Education and Training

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    Looking to the Future: Job Corps External Review
    Jan 10, 2017

    The study is looking at structural and service delivery changes to enhance Job Corps, the nation's largest and most comprehensive residential education and job training program for at-risk youth ages 16 through 24. The review builds on prior rigorous research demonstrating that the Job Corps has promise.

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    Preparing Young People for the Future: Evaluating the Impact of the YouthBuild Program
    Dec 09, 2016

    We are designing and implementing surveys of grantees and youth to evaluate impacts, costs, and operation of this program that helps young people learn construction skills to help build affordable housing and other community assets, such as community centers and schools.

  • Evaluation of the Job Corps Program
    Mar 23, 2016

    The study was the first nationally representative experimental evaluation of a federal employment and training program for disadvantaged youth. From late 1994 to early 1996, nearly 81,000 eligible applicants nationwide were randomly assigned to either a program or control group.