From afterschool programs in New York City to rural villages in Africa, out-of-school time (OST) and nonformal learning can be lifelines in areas hit hard by poverty, crime, and violence. We design, study, and scale up interventions that strengthen these lifelines, supporting success in school and sparking interest in careers.
We work with industry- and foundation-funded programs to help set direction and with federal and state agencies to inform OST policymaking. Our evaluations help refine promising programs through both formative data and summative reports. Around the world, we build local capacity and draw on the strategic use of technology to develop, implement, and evaluate programs that deliver core literacy and life skills.
Building an Inclusive Economy
In Rwanda, youth with disabilities face many challenges, but one program is helping them find their place in the country’s workforce.
New Entrepreneurs Launched in Rwanda
EDC’s workforce development efforts in Rwanda are helping young people build the skills for work.
With Books, Hope Comes to War-Torn Marawi
For communities in the Philippines affected by months of conflict, book drives are one tangible step to recovery.
How Can We Turn Youth Away from a Violent Future?
Violent extremism is threatening communities around the world. How can we help young people reject these messages of hate?
Working Up to Success
A work-readiness program that reaches 21,000 Rwandan students each year is helping youth across the country chart a new course for the future.
Bridging the Skills Gap for Youth
Employers in sub-Saharan Africa say they can teach job skills, but what they need are employees with soft skills. What are these skills, and how can young people get them?
A series of 14 design engineering booklets that include student and teacher guidance for implementing long-term activities, such as designing a pinball game or building a trebuchet.
This report details the results of an impact study that was conducted to better understand the contributions of the Mindanao Youth Development (MYDev) project to improving skills and outcomes for o
This brief describes how EDC works with multi-sector partners to pioneer new ways to harness the power of digital tools to support families and enhance early teaching, learning, and health promotion.
This website contains information about the Out-of-School Youth Literacy Assessment (OLA), a reading assessment administered one-on-one to youth and adults that was developed by EDC.
The report covers the results of a study that was done of the Akazi Kanoze Youth Livelihoods Project partner organizations.
Developed by EDC, this set of eight briefs outlines research related to the challenges and recommendations for K–12 STEM education.
This report shows the results of EQUIP3’s efforts and demonstrates that certain approaches to positively engaging and supporting youth work better than others.
This report captures the results of a retrospective study implemented by the team for the Akazi Kanoze Accelerated Learning Program in Rwanda.
The Committee on Successful Out-of-School STEM Learning, appointed by the National Research Council’s Board on Education, was charged with identifying effective out-of-school STEM settings and prog
This qualitatitive study was designed to evaluate the employment and livelihoods status of several groups of participants in the Akazi Kanoze Youth Livelihoods Project after their graduation.