Welcome: Katy Hussey-Sloniker, MBA, MSW, LGSW, AmeriCorps/ORE
Introductory Remarks: Lily Zandniapour, Ph.D., Research and Evaluation Manager, AmeriCorps/ORE
Grantee: Friends of the Children
Presentation: Early years’ lessons learned about Friends of the Children - a 12+ year paid professional mentoring model
Project Location: National project scaling an intervention
- Shelley Osborn, Ph.D., Senior Manager, ICF
- Susan Walsh, Ph.D., Director of Research and Strategic Impact, Friends of the Children
Grantee: North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc.
Presentation: Lessons Learned in Shaping Healthy Starts for Young Children
Project Location: State-based project focused on key counties
- Stephania Sidberry, MPH, Shape NC Program Manager, The North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc.
Grantee: United Way for Southeastern Michigan
Presentation: Building a Better Future for Families in Vulnerable Communities: A Community Based Family Check-Up Model Intervention
Project Location: Regionally-based project focused on counties in and around Detroit, MI
- Ty Partridge, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Wayne State University
- Chris Trentacosta, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Wayne State University
- Jeff Miles, MSW, Senior Director, Center for Early Childhood Excellence at United Way for Southeastern Michigan
- Randi Burlew, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate, Philliber Research and Evaluation
Grantee: United Way of Central Indiana
Presentation: Great Families 2020 - A 2Gen Approach: Lessons from the Field
Project Location: Neighborhood-based project in Indianapolis, IN
- Whitney Fields, Senior Program Officer
- Denise Luster, Vice President, Impact Research & Analytics
- Stephanie Fritz, Director of Strategic Research & Analytics
- Breanca Merritt, Director of the Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy
Join AmeriCorps as we showcase our research and evaluation investments in youth interventions that touch a variety of issues including:
- Friends of the Children is empowering youth facing the greatest obstacles with a long-term, paid, professional mentor, called a Friend, from ages 4-6 through high school graduation. 12+ years – no matter what.
- Shape NC model is implementing best practices to promote early childhood nutrition, physical activity, and outdoor play and learning
- The Gain Opportunities to Achieve Lasting Success (GOALS) project examines the implementations and preliminary impact of an enhanced version of the family check-up model to support families with children 0-5 living in vulnerable communities. This project expands the evidence-based family check-up model with increased use of technology-based supports and community-wide service engagement.
- Great Families 2020 is a two-generational community and neighborhood building model to support workforce development and early childhood education to close the gap on generational poverty.
Closing Remarks: Katy Hussey-Sloniker, MBA, MSW, LGSW, AmeriCorps/ORE
Q&A Discussion: Facilitated by Andrea Robles, PH.D., AmeriCorps/ORE