With extensive analysis of Year Up program and public data sources, we are dedicated to advancing our program and the wider workforce development and education fields through scholarship and publication. Our R&E team regularly presents at research and evaluation conferences across the country and works with others to write about promising practices and challenges in performance management, internal evaluation, data science, and workforce development and education programming.
Recent Scholarship Featuring Year Up
- National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Working Paper, Complementary Bias: A Model of Two-Sided Statistical Discrimination (Craig & Fryer, 2017)
- Centre for Cities Article, Delivering Change: Making Apprenticeships Work in Cities (Thomas, Williams, & Serwicka, 2016)
- Chronicle of Philanthropy Article, Data to the Rescue: Smart Ways of Doing Good (Wallace, 2016)
Selected Year Up R&E Team Conference Presentations
Maynard, R., Fein, D., Baelen, R., Souvanna, P., Shivji, A., Britt, J., & Warfield, G.A.R.Y. (2018). Learning Together: Building Evidence to Close the Opportunity Divide for Low-Income Youth. SREE Spring Research Conference, Washington, D.C.
Warfield, G.A.R.Y. (2017). To Improve and Prove: A Practitioner’s Perspective on Learning from an Evaluation Partnership. APPAM 39th Annual Fall Research Conference, Chicago, IL.
Britt, J.B., Tsin, D., Leopold, D., Gajdowski, M.R., & Warfield, G.Y. (2017). How Internal Evaluators Help Programs Make Sense of Data and Drive Decisions. American Evaluation Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.
Britt, J.B., Gajdowski, M.R., & Warfield, G.Y. (2017). We Reinvented the Wheel and Made it Square – Internal Evaluation Mistakes and What we Learned From Them. American Evaluation Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.
Britt, J.B., Gajdowski, M.R., & Warfield, G.Y. (2016). Improving Job-Training Course Design, Content and Delivery through Mixed Research Methods. American Evaluation Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Marks, V., Amaechi, A., Ndiaye, M., & Warfield, G. (2016). Building Systems and Pathways for Disconnected Youth: Paid Work and Learn Opportunities and Career Support. Ready by 21 National Meeting, Baltimore, MD.