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A Path from Access to Success: Interim Findings from the Detroit Promise Path Evaluation

Posted on May 21, 2019

Detroit’s College Promise program, launched in 2013, was designed to encourage college attendance among more high school graduates in Detroit, Mich. To explore how to help students succeed after they enrolled, MDRC and the Detroit Promise partnered to create the Detroit Promise Path, an evidence-based student services program. MDRC’s recent report “A Path From Access to Success,” funded in part by Kresge, presents initial findings from MDRC’s randomized controlled trial evaluation of the program. After the first two years of analysis, MDRC’s evaluation illustrates how, “building student support services into Promise scholarships can have a meaningful effect on students’ academic progress.” To learn more, read MDRC’s full report.

Results for America’s What Works Media project produced a short film highlighting the impact of the Detroit Promise Path program and featuring participating students, including Malik Williams.

Full Report: https://www.mdrc.org/publication/path-access-success

Watch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du7JHygUNB4


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