Erin Devorah Carreon

Associate Researcher

Erin Devorah Carreon is an Associate Researcher at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, where she assesses programs, systems, and policies designed to address social disparities and inequities. She uses both qualitative and mixed methods approaches to provide decision makers with actionable information to improve access to quality early care and education, housing, and career pathways. Carreon is currently working on an assessment of Chicago’s early learning data systems as well as an analysis of the city’s early care and education workforce. She has also recently worked on impact and process evaluations for the Chicago Young Parents Program, a two-generation program serving children enrolled in Head Start and their parents, ages 16–24. In addition, as a member of Chapin Hall’s youth homelessness team, Carreon recently contributed to an assessment of New York City’s system for serving youth who are experiencing homelessness and is also working on a place-based collective impact intervention to prevent youth homelessness.

Prior to coming to Chapin Hall, Carreon managed a research team at the University of Chicago, investigating the instability of low-wage retail work schedules and effects on workers and their families. She was also a social worker and child advocate (guardian ad litem) for the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, where she visited and advocated for unaccompanied minors in immigration detention in Illinois and Texas.

Carreon holds a Master of Arts in Social Work from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies from the University of British Columbia.

Master of Arts in Social Work, University of Chicago; Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies, University of British Columbia

Rapoport, E., Lansing, J., & Schlecht, C. (2018, June). Summer jobs programming, young workers, and their family responsibilities and support. Paper presented at the 2018 Work and Family Researchers Network Conference (WFRN), Washington, DC.

Rapoport, E. (2018, June). They’re not working for beer money. In Improving work schedules in hourly retail jobs: Business and employee outcomes from a randomized experiment. Symposium conducted at the 2018 Work and Family Researchers Network Conference, Washington, DC.

Rapoport, E., Schlecht, C., & Lansing, J. (2017, November). More than a paycheck: How a summer youth employment program helps emerging adults become change-makers of their own trajectories. Poster presented at the 8th biennial meeting of the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood, Washington, DC.

Rapoport, E., & Ge, L. (2013, June). Is Gary getting its fair share? Presentation to Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Chicago, IL.

Bouris, A., Rapoport, E., Dekleva, A., Acosta, S., & Perez, B. (2013, January). Familial, social and cultural influences on HIV risk and prevention among Latino men who have sex with men. Presented at the 17th Annual Conferences of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Diego, CA.

Rapoport, E. (2009, March). Ru’kotz’i’j Tinaamit, a Mayan beauty pageant in San Juan la Laguna. Paper presented at the 69th Annual Meeting for the Society for Applied Anthropology, Santa Fe, NM.

Key Work

Key Work

Two-Generation Pilot Program Improves Young Parents’ Education, Employment, Personal Growth, and Parenting
CYPP was designed to improve parenting, personal growth, and family self-sufficiency by supporting education and employment. Chapin Hall conducted three studies...
Early Learning Coalition and Parenting Program Provide Crucial Supports to Promote Healthy Child Development on Chicago’s Far Southside
This report details Chapin Hall's evaluation of the Altgeld-Riverdale Early Learning Initiative and its two main components.
Homelessness and Education Systems Can Work Together to Improve Youth Outcomes
This brief highlights opportunities for the education and homelessness systems to work together to ensure that youth are supported in their living situations,...
Leading on Youth Homelessness Prevention
Chapin Hall is partnering with school systems and local organizations in a small number of U.S. communities to adapt, pilot, and evaluate the “Upstream” model...
October 16, 2019
Assessment of New York City’s Homelessness System Reveals Opportunities and Challenges to Meet Youth’s Needs
In this report, Chapin Hall researchers detail New York City’s first rapid, mixed-methods assessment of the services and supports available to youth...
One Summer Chicago Qualitative Study Explores What Makes Youth Summer Jobs Programs Effective
This study explores the key components that make up Chicago’s summer jobs program for youth and the processes through which the program helps to shape...
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