The Year in Review: Six Videos Featuring MDRC’s Work in 2019

In 2019, MDRC and its partners produced six videos highlighting some of the most exciting work in MDRC’s portfolio.

Preparing Students for College and Career: A GED Bridge Model in Wisconsin

This 11-minute video features staff members and students from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College describing how the college’s promising GED Bridge program, which helps students pass the General Educational Development, or GED, exam and prepares them for college and career.

Seeking Evidence-Based Solutions: Introduction to MDRC’s Work on Pretrial Justice Reform

This three-minute video introduces the challenges facing the nation’s court systems as they seek to ensure the fair treatment of defendants and curb growing jail populations, while maintaining court appearances by defendants and the safety of the public.

Introducing the TANF Data Collaborative

This four-minute video describes the TANF Data Collaborative, an exciting new effort to accelerate the use of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) data, earnings data, and other administrative data for program improvement and evidence building at the federal, state, and local levels. The TANF Data Collaborative is sponsored by the Office of Family Assistance and the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in the federal Administration for Children and Families.

5 Questions with Brad Dudding, Chief Impact Officer at the Center for Employment Opportunities

In this seven-minute video, John Martinez, MDRC’s Director of Program Development, interviews Brad Dudding, Chief Impact Officer at the Center for Employment Opportunities, which offers individuals just coming home from prison the ongoing support necessary to build career capital and financial stability, about the decade-long partnership between the two organizations and the most recent work around program improvement through data insights.

The Detroit Promise Path

This 12-minute film, produced by Results for America’s What Works Media Project, explores the Detroit Promise Path, an evidence-based approach that aims to build on the potential of College Promise programs by offering comprehensive coaching, monthly financial supports, and other services to help students stay enrolled and succeed.

Partnering with Nonprofits to Transform Evidence into Action

In this five-minute video, Heather Clawson from Communities In Schools, Monica Rodriguez from Detroit Promise Path, Karen Pennington from Madison Strategies, and MDRC Director of Program Development John Martinez describe how MDRC applies its research knowledge, program experience, and operational expertise when closely collaborating with nonprofit organizations.

Stay tuned for new videos in 2020!

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December 2019
2019. “The Year in Review: Six Videos Featuring MDRC’s Work in 2019.” New York: MDRC.