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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. 

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McClanahan Associates, Inc. (MAI), has a long history of using planning, evaluation, and research tools to help funders, philanthropic organizations, and nonprofits establish a culture of learning that will help them, and the field broadly, deepen social impact. At MAI, we work closely with the organizations we partner with—capitalizing on their deep knowledge of the context, the population they serve, and their own programs and strategies—to generate information and recommendations that are understandable, practical, and useful. We believe that meaningful evaluation efforts respond to each program’s unique needs, align with the developmental stage of the program, and produce information that is immediately relevant to the client. Our clients and partners include: