Year Up

Report: Bridging the Opportunity Divide for Low-Income Youth

Posted on August 27, 2018

Bridging the Opportunity Divide for Low-Income Youth: Implementation and Early Impacts of the Year Up Program

About the PACE Evaluation Study
The Pathways for Advancing Careers & Education (PACE) evaluation is a large-scale randomized controlled trial (RCT) impact evaluation sponsored by the Administration for Children & Families’ (ACF) Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation (OPRE) and in partnership with renowned research firm Abt Associates. PACE follows nine elite organizations across the country to build a body of evidence on the effectiveness of workforce programs for young adults after nearly four decades of mixed results from past research that cast a shadow of doubt on our field. Year Up is the largest participating PACE program with 2,544 young adults who were randomly assigned to the treatment group (N=1,669 individuals who had the chance to enroll in Year Up) and control group (N=875 applicants who completed our admissions process and were found eligible for Year Up but did not receive our program).

The PACE evaluation is a global test of Year Up’s efficacy; above all, it measures Year Up’s level of impact on workforce and education outcomes.

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