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School - based “Hubs” Show Promise in Improving Mobility

By Steve Majors Aug. 17, 2015

Brookings researchers have published a detailed study showing schools that function as a "hub" to provide healthcare, social services and education show promise as a way to help improve social mobility in lower-income neighborhoods. Stuart Butler, one of the study co-authors, also published an commentary in Brookings noting the importance of data and measurement in showing the effectiveness of such hub programs. Butler writes: "adequate data collection, analysis, and empirical evaluation is needed to truly get a sense of the effectiveness of such hubs. Funders need to recognize that unless models are rigorously evaluated, we cannot know for certain whether a program is truly working."

Communities In Schools is cited in the commentary as an example of an organization that lives up that standard because of a national 5-year evaluation that used a mix of research to get an accurate assessment of the effect of CIS programs. Read about that study here in Brookings.