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Evaluations

Since its start, evaluation has been used by NYC Opportunity to drive programmatic improvement, measure effectiveness and impact, and to help the City determine what programs are effective- or not. In addition to assessing its own programs, NYC Opportunity also partners with City agencies and other Mayoral offices to lead or assist with evaluations of key citywide Mayoral initiatives. Evaluations are conducted by independent external evaluation firms. Methods used are specific to each initiative, and employ a wide range of qualitative and quantitative strategies.

Reports from evaluations of programs in NYC Opportunity’s portfolio are listed with descriptions of each initiative here.

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ACCESS NYC

ACCESS NYC Outreach and Marketing - Westat/Metis Program Review - 2008

Advocate, Intervene, Mentor (AIM)

Evaluation Report on New York City’s Advocate, Intervene, Mentor Program - 2018
Advocate, Intervene, Mentor: Findings at a Glance - 2018

Arches Transformative Mentoring

Arches Transformative Mentoring Program: An Implementation and Impact Evaluation in New York City - 2018
Arches Transformative Mentoring Program: Findings at a Glance - 2018

B

Business Solutions Customized Training Funds

The Evaluation of the NYC Business Solutions Customized Training: Findings at a Glance - 2014
Evaluation of the NYC Business Solutions Customized Training - 2014
Business Solutions Training Funds - Westat/Metis Program Review - 2008

C

Career Advancement Program (EarnMore)

Workforce Innovations - 2010
Career Advancement Program - Westat/Metis Program Review - 2008

Center for Economic Opportunity

Poverty and Evidence-Based Governance: The New York City Center for Economic Opportunity - 2014
Poverty and Evidence-Based Governance: Findings at a Glance - 2014
Innovation and Success: Qualitative Assessment of the NYC Center for Economic Opportunity's Transition of Proven Programs to City Agencies - 2012
Evidence of Organizational Change - 2009

Change Capital Fund Wage Data Demonstration

How Community-Based Organizations can use New York State Employment and Wage Data: Lessons from NYC’s Demonstration Effort (2016-2018) - 2019
NYC Opportunity Response to the MDRC Wage Data Demonstration Report - 2019
Overview: How Community-Based Organizations can use New York State Employment and Wage Data - 2019

Community-Based Organization Outreach

Workforce Innovations - 2010
Community-Based Organization Outreach - Westat/Metis Program Review - 2008

Community Schools Initiative (NYC-CS)

Developing Community Schools at Scale: Implementation of New York City Community Schools Initiative - 2017

Conditional Cash Transfers in New York City

Conditional Cash Transfers in New York City - 2013
Learning Together: How Families Responded to Education Incentives in New York City's Conditional Cash Transfer Program - 2011

Connections to Care

Perspectives of Leaders at Community Organizations - Study by Rand Corporation - 2017
Evaluating an Initiative Integrating Mental Health Supports Into Social Services Settings - 2017

Cornerstone Mentoring Program

Early Implementation of the Cornerstone High School Mentoring Program: Findings at a Glance - 2019
Early Implementation of the Cornerstone High School Mentoring Program - 2019
Cornerstone Mentoring: Findings at a Glance - 2018
NYC Opportunity Response to PSA Evaluations of Cornerstone Mentoring - 2018
Evaluation of the YMI Cornerstone Mentoring Program: Role in Supporting Engagement in School and Learning - 2018
Evaluation of the YMI Cornerstone Mentoring Program: Strengthening the Mentoring Program - 2018
Evaluation of the DYCD YMI Cornerstone Mentoring Program - 2014

CUNY Fatherhood Academy

The CUNY Fatherhood Academy: A Qualitative Evaluation - 2014
The CUNY Fatherhood Academy: Findings at a Glance - 2014

CUNY ASAP (Accelerated Study in Associate Programs)

CUNY ASAP: Findings at a Glance
More Graduates: Two-Year Results from an Evaluation of Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) for Developmental Education Students - 2013
Benefit-Cost Analysis of the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs of the City University of New York - 2013
Cost-Effectiveness of Accelerated Study in Associate Programs of the City University of New York - 2012
Follow-Up Report on CUNY ASAP - 2012
What Can a Multifaceted Program Do for Community College Students? - 2012
Early Outcomes Report for CUNY ASAP - 2009
CUNY Accelerated Study in Associate Programs - Westat/Metis Program Review - 2009

CUNY Preparatory Transitional High School

CUNY Prep - Westat/Metis Program Review - 2008

E

Educational Expansion on Rikers Island

Educational Expansion Program on Rikers Island - Westat/Metis Program Review - 2008

Employment Works

Assessment of the Employment Works Program - 2013

F

Family Rewards

Effects of a Modified Conditional Cash Transfer Program in Two American Cities: Findings from Family Rewards 2.0 - 2016
Effects of a Modified Conditional Cash Transfer Program in Two American Cities: Executive Summary - 2016
Family Rewards Evaluation: Findings at a Glance - 2014
MDRC Family Rewards 2.0 Early Lessons - 2014
Early Findings from New York City’s Conditional Cash Transfer Program - 2010

Food Policy Coordinator

CEO Early Implementation Report - 2008

Future Now

A Process and Outcomes Evaluation of a New York City GED Preparatory Program - 2015

I

IDNYC - The New York City Municipal ID

A Tool of Empowerment: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of the New York City Municipal ID Program - 2016
IDNYC: Evaluation Findings at a Glance - 2016

Independent Evaluation: Understanding Subsidized Jobs Programs for Young Adults

Characteristics of Good Experiences and Identification of Non-Employment Outcomes - 2013

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Jobs-Plus

The Second Generation of Jobs-Plus Programs: Implementation Lessons from San Antonio and the Bronx - 2015
The Second Generation of Jobs-Plus Programs: Executive Summary - 2015
The Second Generation of Jobs-Plus Programs: Findings at a Glance - 2015

Justice Programs

Considerations for Justice-Involved Youth Programming - 2019

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Learning Independence for Empowerment (LIFE) Transitions Program

LIFE Transitions: Program Community Component - 2009
LIFE Transitions Program - Westat/Metis Program Review - 2008

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Managing for Innovation - CUNY PD

Managing for Innovation - CUNY PD Evaluation Report - 2017

Model Education: CUNY Catch

Model Education Programs for Rikers Dischargees: CUNY Catch - Westat/Metis Program Review - 2008

Model Education: Getting Out & Staying Out

Model Education Programs for Rikers Dischargees: Getting Out and Staying Out (GO/SO) Program - Westat/Metis Program Review - 2008

Model Education: Supportive Basic Skills Program

Model Education Programs for Rikers Dischargees: Supportive Basic Skills Program - Westat/Metis Program Review - 2008

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Neighborhood Change Research Study

Effects of Neighborhood Change on New York City Housing Authority Residents - 2015
NYCHA Neighborhood Study: Findings at a Glance - 2015

NeOn Arts

Evaluation of the Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NeON) Arts Program - 2018

Nursing Career Ladders: LPN and RN Programs

Nursing Career Ladders Evaluation Update: LPN Participant Feedback & RN Interim Evaluation - 2012
Evaluation of NYC CEO Licensed Practical Nurse Program: Focus Group Sessions Report - 2009
Nursing Career Ladder: Accelerated Licensed Practical Nurse Training Program (LPN) - Westat/Metis Program Review - 2008

NYC Justice Corps

Bridges to Education and Employment for Justice-Involved Youth: Evaluation of the NYC Justice Corps Program - 2019
NYC Justice Corps: Findings at a Glance - 2019
Evaluation of the New York City Justice Corps - Westat Evaluation - 2014
Final Report of Year One Implementation - 2009

NYC Men Teach

A Qualitative Evaluation of the Early Implementation of and Current Participants' Experiences with the NYC Men Teach Program - 2019
A Qualitative Evaluation of the Early Implementation of and Current Participants' Experiences with the NYC Men Teach Program: Findings at a Glance - 2019

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Office of Financial Empowerment

Financial Empowerment Centers and Safe Start Savings Accounts: Findings from Five Focus Groups - 2011
Neighborhood Financial Services Study - 2008
A Progress Report on the First Three Years, 2006-2009 - 2009
$aveNYC Research Brief - 2009
Office of Financial Empowerment - Westat/Metis Program Review - 2009

Office of the Food Policy Coordinator

Office of the Food Policy Coordinator (FPC) - Program Review - 2008

Opportunity NYC: Family Rewards

The Continuing Story of the Opportunity NYC - Family Rewards Demonstration - 2013
Opportunity NYC - Family Rewards High School Student Study - 2012
Learning Together: Family Rewards Qualitative Study - 2011
Early Findings from Opportunity NYC - Family Rewards - 2010
A Preliminary Look at Early Educational Results of the Opportunity NYC - Family Rewards Program - 2009

Opportunity NYC: Work Rewards

Learning from the Work Rewards Demonstration Final Results from the Family Self-Sufficiency Study in New York City - 2017
Building Self-Sufficiency for Housing Voucher Recipients Interim Findings from the Work Rewards Demonstration in New York City - 2015
Working Toward Self-Sufficiency Early Findings from a Program for Housing Voucher Recipients in New York City - 2012

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Paycheck Plus

Boosting the Earned Income Tax Credit for Singles: Findings at a Glance - 2018
Boosting the Earned Income Tax Credit for Singles: Final Impact Findings from the Paycheck Plus Demonstration in New York City - 2018
Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit for Workers Without Dependent Children - 2017
Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit for Workers Without Dependent Children: Executive Summary - 2017
Testing an Expanded Earned Income Tax Credit for Single Adults: Year 1 of Paycheck Plus - 2015
Paycheck Plus: Making Work Pay for Low-Income Single Adults (MRDC One-Pager) - 2014
Paycheck Plus: A New Antipoverty Strategy for Single Adults – 2014

Pre-K for All

An Assessment of Professional Learning, Coaching, and Supports to Sites - 2018
Promising Practices of Sites Meeting the Differentiated Needs of Students - 2018
Curriculum and Instruction - 2016
Expansion Rollout - 2016
Family Engagement and Communications - 2016
Family Perceptions - 2016
Program Supports - 2016
Snapshot of Student Learning - 2016
Using Data for Programmatic and Instructional Purposes - 2016

Project Rise

Engaging Disconnected Young People in Education and Work: Findings from the Project Rise Evaluation - 2015
Engaging Disconnected Young People in Education and Work: Findings at a Glance - 2015
Engaging Disconnected Young People in Education and Work: Executive Summary - 2015
The Early Experience of Project Rise - 2013

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SaveUSA

SaveUSA Final Impact Report: Findings at a Glance - 2016
Encouraging Nonretirement Savings at Tax Time: Final Impact Findings from the SaveUSA Evaluation - 2016
SaveUSA Impact Summary: Findings at a Glance - 2014
Encouraging Low- and Moderate-Income Tax Filers to Save: Implementation and Interim Impact Findings from the SaveUSA Evaluation - 2014
Preliminary Implementation Findings From the SAVEUSA Evaluation - 2013
Program Implementation: Insights from the Field - 2012

Scholars at Work

Scholars at Work Program: Findings at a Glance - 2019
Preparing New York City High School Students for the Workforce: Evaluation of the Scholars at Work Program - 2019
New York City Department of Education Response to Scholars at Work Evaluation - 2019

Sector-Focused Career Centers

CEO Sector Based Approaches Evaluation Report - 2014
A Look at Sector-Focused Career Centers: Findings at a Glance - 2014
Workforce Innovations: Outcome Analysis of Outreach, Career Advancement and Sector-Focused Programs - 2010

School Based Health Centers

School-Based Health Centers - Westat/Metis Program Review - 2008

Shop Healthy

Shop Healthy NYC: Year 1 Evaluation Report - 2014
New York Healthy Bodega Initiative - 2010
Healthy Bodegas Initiative - Internal Program Review - 2008

Supervised Release

NYC's Supervised Release Program - 2017

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Teen ACTION (Achieving Change Together In Our Neighborhood)

Teen ACTION - Urban Institute Qualitative Evaluation - 2015
Teen ACTION: Final Report - 2009
Teen Action Pilot Youth Survey: Summary of Findings - 2008
Teen ACTION (Achieving Change Together In Our Neighborhood) - Westat/Metis Program Review - 2008

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WorkAdvance

Can Sector Strategies Promote Longer-Term Effects? Three-Year Impacts from the WorkAdvance Demonstration - 2017
Implementing the WorkAdvance Model: Lessons for Practioners - 2016
WorkAdvance Infographic< - 2016
Encouraging Evidence on a Sector-Focused Advancement Strategy - 2016
MDRC Impact Report Executive Summary - 2016
Impact Report Findings at a Glance - 2016
Evaluation Findings at a Glance
- 2015
Meeting the Needs of Workers and Employers: Implementation of a Sector-Focused Career Advancement Model for Low-Skilled Adults - 2014
WorkAdvance: Testing a New Approach to Increase Employment Advancement for Low Skilled Adults - 2013

Work Progress Program

Work Progress Program - Implementation Study - 2014

Worker Connect

Worker Connect: A Process Evaluation of a New York City Data Integration System - 2015

Y

Young Adult Internship Program

Forging a Path: Findings at a Glance - 2018
Forging a Path: Final Impacts and Costs of New York City’s Young Adult Internship Program - 2018
NYC Opportunity Response to MDRC Evaluation of the Young Adult Internship Program - 2018
Reengaging New York City's Youth Through Work - 2017
Evaluation of the Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP): Analysis of Existing Participant Data - 2009
Evaluation of the Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP): Findings at a Glance - 2009
Young Adult Internship Program - Westat/Metis Program Review - 2008

Young Adult Literacy Program

Improving Outcomes for New York City's Disconnected Youth - Lessons from the Implementation of the Young Adult Literacy Program - 2015
Follow-up Evaluation of the CEO Young Adult Literacy Program - 2013
CEO Young Adult Literacy Program and the Impact of Adding Paid Internships - 2011

Young Men's Initiative (YMI)

The New York City Young Men's Initiative: Working to Improve Outcomes for Black and Latino Young Men - 2014
The New York City Young Men's Initiative: Findings at a Glance - 2011

Youth Homelessness System Assessment for NYC

A Youth Homelessness System Assessment for New York City - 2019
A Youth Homelessness System Assessment for New York City: Findings at a Glance - 2019
A Youth Homelessness System Assessment for New York City: System Map & Capacity Overview - 2019