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Reports — Outcomes
and Research

Reporting results of our programs and results from related fields of research are provided for your reading.

Top Ten For 2Gen: Policy Ideas & Principles to Advance Two-Generation Efforts

This report by Anne Mosle, Nisha Patel, and Jennifer Stedron, PhD, of Ascend at The Aspen Institute, is the culmination of three years of work with experts in the field, through research, roudntables, and other convenings. ECF's Two-Generation program is being conducted in collaboration with Ascend and Northwestern University, and is part of Ascend's national network. Download

Laying the Foundation for School Readiness

This ECF Report from December 2013 identifies seven elements in our comprehensive approach to school readiness and two sets of results.  Download

Collective Impact

Authors John Kania & Mark Kramer, report in the Winter 2011 issue of the Stanford Social Innovation Review about collective impact, the commitment of a group of important actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific social problem. The Evanston Cradle to Career Project follows the model of the Strive project, highlighted in the article. Download

Meaning and Connection in This Thing Called Life — Educating Success-Ready Students

THE Foundation is pleased to share this report of research conducted in Evanston from October 2009 to February 2010, a focused inquiry into the status of access to jobs and training for youth who do not attend college and/or do not complete high school. Download