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MDRC Videos in 2021

December 2021

In 2021, MDRC posted a handful of videos highlighting projects and the work of our staff. Here’s a selection from across the organization:

An Introduction to the Men of Color College Achievement Project

In this video from the College Completion Network, Rashida Welbeck describes MDRC’s Men of Color College Achievement project. A partnership with the Community College of Baltimore County, the project is studying an intervention that integrates a culturally relevant student success course with mentorship, academic coaching, and other activities. [March 2021]

Supporting Moves to Opportunity: Helping Families with Housing Vouchers Access and Thrive in Higher-Opportunity Neighborhoods

This five-minute video introduces the Supporting Moves to Opportunity demonstration, the next generation of mobility initiatives. In partnership with public housing agencies and service providers in Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Louis, it will develop evidence to inform federal efforts to expand housing choice policy. [May 2021]

How Housing Assistance Can Promote Economic Mobility

In this five-minute video, Nandita Verma, a senior research associate at MDRC, discusses lessons from two decades of designing and evaluating strategies that use the housing subsidy system to promote economic mobility. [June 2021]

Engaging Dads in Fatherhood Programs: Positive Experiences Inside the Program

The Building Bridges and Bonds (B3) study for the federal Office of Policy, Research, and Evaluation worked with fatherhood programs to engage fathers and identify effective ways to provide employment training and support positive father-child relationships. In this video, program staff and fathers share their perspectives on how programs supported fathers’ engagement through positive experiences in the program. [October 2021]

Celebrating Sharon Rowser, Former Vice President of MDRC

MDRC Vice President Sharon Rowser recently retired after 34 years with the organization. Her colleagues celebrate her many accomplishments, her mentorship, and her enduring legacy. [November 2021]