Elev8: Promoting Better Outcomes for Middle School Students
Matt Stagner and Lauren Rich, Co-Principal Investigators
Chapin Hall is undertaking an implementation evaluation of the Elev8 project in Chicago, which "seeks to transform the educational achievement and life outcomes of disadvantaged middle school students” in middle schools in five Chicago neighborhoods. The Elev8 model has three goals: (1) strengthen schools’ capacities to provide academic enrichment and out-of-school-time programs; (2) institute a school-based health clinic to serve students, families, and community members; and (3) provide families with services and referrals to social and financial supports. It is part of a larger initiative that is also being implemented in the state of New Mexico; Oakland, California; and Baltimore, Maryland. As part of its work, Chapin Hall will catalog the initial services and conditions in the participating schools and communities, collect data on what Elev8 has implemented and the nature of that implementation, and assess the potential of this program to be sustained and replicated.
“Evaluating Integration in Elev8,” by Stephen Baker and Lauren Rich, published in the Institute for Comprehensive Community Development JournalLink to article