Design, Sites, and Data Sources
The Project Rise implementation study was a descriptive one that considered how sites put their programs in place. The research primarily focused on five cohorts of 25 to 30 participants at each of the five sites. The evaluation explored the local programs’ outreach and recruitment efforts; described participants at study entry; recounted their progress through the program; reviewed their levels of program activity in the education, internship, and case management components; and tracked their educational and employment outcomes.
The major data sources for the research included a baseline survey of participants, program activity data from each site’s management information system, program records on recruitment and screening procedures, observations of program activities, and interviews with participants and program staff members.
Providers of Project Rise included:
- Full Employment Council (Kansas City, MO)
- T.E.E.M. Gateway at Rutgers University (Newark, NJ)
- The Door/FEGS Health & Human Services (New York City)
- Henry Street Settlement (New York City)
- Kingsborough Community College (New York City)