This document was created by Region 6.
The Innovative Strategies for Increasing Self-Sufficiency (ISIS) project, a ten-year effort funded by the Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and led by Abt Associates Inc., is a rigorous evaluation of next-generation strategies for increasing the economic self-sufficiency of low-income individuals and families.
The Promise of Career Pathways Systems Change and Inititatives, commissioned by ETA and released in April 2012, provides an overview of career pathways, the six key elements framework and examples of state and local workforce investment systems that are centrally involved in the development of career pathways.
This brief summarizes the outcomes of the Illinois Shifting Gears Program.
This report discusses the steps necessary to implement the Shifting Gears Program in Minnesota.
This case study provides an in-depth look at the sectoral employment development program, Project QUEST, and its interaction within economic and industry environments.
This impact evaluation of the New Visions program outlines the implementation of New Vision as well as its impacts on educational and economic outcomes.
This report describes findings from a random assignment study of two versions of a program for students on probation at Chaffey College, a community college in Rancho Cucamonga, approximately 40 miles east of Los Angeles. Both versions offered students a “College Success” course, taught by a college counselor, that helped probationary students understand college rules and regulations and develop better study skills.
This power point gives an overview of Opening Doors demonstration project.
This report discusses Washington's statewide approach to career pathways.
This report includes case studies of Breaking Through's implementation in local community colleges.
This report provides outcomes of the Breaking Through initiative.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides an in depth look at the performance of the Breaking Through initiative.
This brief provides an update on the Aching the Dream initiative outcomes.
This paper summarizes evaluations outcomes about the effectiveness of education acquisition to advance the earnings and careers of low-wage workers. The paper then discusses two popular community college strategies intended to increase academic success among this population: enhanced student services and performance-based scholarships.
The goal of this report is to provide new insights into career pathway programs and consider their potential for community colleges, their multiple partners, state policies, and ultimately for the adult learners whose lives they seek to affect.