Latest Publication: 

The Work Progress Program (WPP) was launched in 2012 as a partnership between the NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) and the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity (NYC Opportunity). These organizations recognized an opportunity to supplement the work of community-based organizations (CBOs) with young people ages 16 to 24 by funding an add-on subsidized job component to their existing youth programming. Our report describes both the broader picture of the benefits and challenges of WPP for participating CBOs, as well as the outcomes for program participants from a sample of sites during 2012-2019. For more insights, read the full report here. 

Our Team

The MAI staff harbors deep, substantive knowledge of programs that work to “level the playing field” for people living in under-resourced communities. As a small woman-owned business, it is critical to maintain flexibility. For that reason, we are staffed by evaluation experts across a range of disciplines and with a broad array of technical capacities. Additionally, MAI calls on experts in the field to bring nuanced substantive and technical expertise to projects, when necessary. Our deep bench of professionals and partners, built on over thirty years in the evaluation sector, keeps us nimble and guarantees the evaluation, nonprofit, and program expertise you need. Learn more about our staff below: