Populations

MDRC is committed to learning what works best
to improve the lives of low-income individuals,
families, and children.

 

 

Children and Schools

MDRC develops and studies programs to improve students’ prospects for success from the time they first begin school through adulthood. In doing so, MDRC collaborates with teachers, school leaders, district administrators, and others to improve student outcomes and the school environment.

FOCUS POPULATIONS:


FEATURED PUBLICATION

A First Look at the Head Start CARES Demonstration

Young Adults

Young adulthood involves a series of high-stakes transitions in education, work, and family arrangements. MDRC develops and evaluates programs to ease these transitions for young people and to assist those facing challenges and setbacks in finding a path to a stable adult life.

FOCUS POPULATIONS:


FEATURED PUBLICATION

Moving into Adulthood

Populations with Barriers to Employment

Many people who want and need to work face major barriers to doing so, from a physical or mental disability to the lack of a high school diploma or a history with the criminal justice system. MDRC designs and evaluates programs to help people who face such obstacles to overcome them and live more productive, fulfilling lives.

FOCUS POPULATIONS:


FEATURED PUBLICATION

Building Knowledge About Successful Prisoner Reentry Strategies

Low-Income Populations

Since its founding, MDRC has focused on improving the lot of low-wage workers and helping unemployed people to gain a foothold in the labor market.

FOCUS POPULATIONS:


FEATURED PUBLICATION

Encouraging Savings for Low- and Moderate-Income Individuals

Families

Focused on improving the circumstances of low-income families with children, MDRC develops and studies program that serve parents and children in a range of family configurations.

FOCUS POPULATIONS:


FEATURED PUBLICATION

The Impact of Family Involvement on the Education of Children Ages 3 to 8

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