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Millenky, Megan; Bloom, Dan; Muller-Ravett, Sara; Broadus, Joseph – MDRC, 2011
High school dropouts face an uphill battle in a labor market that increasingly rewards skills and postsecondary credentials: they are more likely than their peers to need public assistance, be arrested or incarcerated, and less likely to marry. This report presents results from a rigorous evaluation of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program,…
Descriptors: Residential Programs, Youth Programs, Armed Forces, Dropouts
Millenky, Megan; Bloom, Dan; Muller-Ravett, Sara; Broadus, Joseph – MDRC, 2011
High school dropouts face an uphill battle in a labor market that increasingly rewards skills and postsecondary credentials: they are more likely than their peers to need public assistance, be arrested or incarcerated, and less likely to marry. This executive summary summarizes results from a rigorous evaluation of the National Guard Youth…
Descriptors: Residential Programs, Youth Programs, Armed Forces, Dropouts
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Bloom, Dan – Future of Children, 2010
Dan Bloom of MDRC examines policies and programs designed to help high school dropouts improve their educational attainment and labor market outcomes. So called "second-chance" programs, he says, have long provided some combination of education, training, employment, counseling, and social services. But the research record on their effectiveness…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Labor Market, Job Training, Young Adults
Bloom, Dan; Thompson, Saskia Levy; Ivry, Rob – MDRC, 2010
In December 2007, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gave MDRC a grant to conduct reconnaissance on promising strategies to reengage disconnected young people and improve their long-term outcomes. The primary objective of the grant was to identify key leverage points for future investment by government and foundations. MDRC consulted with…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Youth Programs, Young Adults, Best Practices