My Brother's Keeper What Works Showcase

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions was invited to showcase its innovative approach to helping individuals access a good job at the White’s My Brother’s Keeper What Works Showcase. The event is co-hosted with the U.S. Department of Education, Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Laura and John Arnold Foundation, and Results for America and features more than 30 of the nation’s premiere organizations and interventions with rigorous evidence of impact across MBK’s cradle-to-college-and-career-goals.
The National Fund is committed to evaluating its programs and strives to use data and monitoring to strengthen its work and hone its model. With support from the Social Innovation Fund, the National Fund conducted a rigorous evaluation of its programs in Wisconsin and Ohio and determined that its model was more effective at getting trainees into jobs, preparing new hires for longer retention, and connecting graduates with opportunities for hire wages in growing industries.

The event is focused on highlighting models with strong evidence, and as stated in a recent announcement from the White House, “All of us seeking better outcomes for boys and young men of color and more broadly advancing opportunity and justice can benefit from seeing these models and learning how they’re using data and evidence to measurably improve lives.” Futhermore, President Obama highlighted the need to  ‘That’s what ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ is all about. Helping more of our young people stay on track. Providing the support they need to think more broadly about their future. Building on what works – when it works, in those critical life-changing moments.”’

You can tune in on Monday, October 17 from 9:30 am – 12:15 pm ET:

The What Works Showcase will feature the following program models and interventions with rigorous evidence of impact across MBK’s cradle-to-college-and-career-goals:

Getting a Healthy Start and Entering School Ready to Learn

  • Child First
  • The Nurse-Family Partnership Program
  • Triple P (Positive Parenting Program)

Reading at Grade Level by Third Grade

  • Children’s Literacy Initiative
  • Reading Partners
  • Reading Recovery
  • Success for All

Graduating from High School Ready for College and Career

  • Children’s Aid Society – Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program
  • City Year, Inc. Whole School, Whole Child and Diplomas Now
  • College and Career Academies Support Network
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Public Broadcasting Service’s Ready to Learn Initiative
  • The Eisenhower Foundation’s Quantum Opportunities Model
  • African American Male Achievement Manhood Development Program
  • Urban Alliance
  • Urban Prep

Completing Postsecondary Education or Training

  • Bottom Line
  • City University of New York’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs
  • Year Up

Successfully Entering the Workforce

  • Homeboy Industries
  • National Fund for Workforce Solutions – Employer-Driven Skills Investment
  • Per Scholas
  • Youth Build

Keeping Kids on Track and Giving Them Second Chances

  • Center for Employment Opportunities
  • Cure Violence Health Model
  • Reading for Life Diversion Program
  • Roca Inc.
  • U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Soccer for Success
  • The Yunion’s Cave of Adullam Transformational Training Academy
  • Youth Guidance’s Becoming a Man

Empowering Parents and Engaging Caring Adults and Mentors

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Flamboyan Foundation’s Family Engagement Program
  • iMentor