2Gen Toolbox

Since The Excel Center® opened in 2010, database research continues to illustrate proof of impact. This report combines independent, verified data from the Center for Evaluation & Education Policy (CEEP), Indiana Department of Education (IDOE), National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD). The combined data from these sources was used to create a profile of The Excel Center students while highlighting pertinent performance metrics and outcomes for graduates of the school. March 2017.

In partnership with Ascend at the Aspen Institute, Sarasota County, with leadership from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, has explored, developed, and implemented 2Gen efforts since 2012. This brief details the process by which the Community Foundation embarked on its 2Gen efforts, key lessons and challenges that emerged from these efforts, results from 2Gen initiatives throughout the county, and examples of ongoing work. February 2017.

There’s been a lot of talk lately about “leaning in”””about working women talking openly about the obstacles they face in hopes of leveling barriers to success. The women you’ll read about in this report are doing just that.

This issue brief comes from the Pennsylvania State University with support from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and presents findings linking parent engagement practices and programs with positive outcomes for children. The brief is one of a series of briefs addressing the need for more research, practice, and policy on social and emotional learning (SEL). January 2017.

Policy paper on the state of family literacy programs across the country from Carol Clymer, Blaire Willson Toso, Elisabeth Grinder & Ruth Parrish Sauder at the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy. January 2017.

This article examines the challenges of individual programs working together to scale. The goal of the collaboration between Nurse Family Partnership and Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana described is for each service provider to reach additional families with unique services (horizontal scale) while also scaling across programs to ensure that a wider array of services are easily accessible for the family (vertical scale). January 2017.