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  1. 21st Century Community Learning Centers Evaluation

    Afterschool programs in high-poverty communities are often tasked with meeting the social and academic needs of a diverse group of learners. Through evaluation, these programs can identify what’s working, what’s not, and how to provide high-quality ...

  2. Ford Next Generation Learning (Ford NGL)

    With the global economy changing so quickly, high schools must become responsive places where students engage in real-world problem solving and learn to think flexibly, strategically, and innovatively. EDC is pioneering 21st-century directions for ...

  3. USAID Connecting the Mekong through Education and Training (COMET)

    Business is booming in Asia’s Lower Mekong region, and young people with strong technical, work readiness, and industrial skills are in high demand. However, local labor assessments have shown that university graduates lack critical industry, ...

  4. Urban Special Education Leadership Collaborative

    Public schools offer the promise of equal education for all students, yet many districts need help developing programs and policies that improve learning for students with disabilities. Since 1994, EDC has supported students with disabilities in urban ...

  5. Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT)

    The nation’s prevention professionals play an essential role in helping communities address pressing substance abuse and other behavioral health challenges, including underage drinking, prescription drug misuse, and a surge in opioid use. It is critical ...

  6. Development and Evaluation of a Dementia Care Training and Implementation Initiative

    More families are taking on the responsibility of at-home care for elderly loved ones—including individuals with dementia. And, while research has identified effective strategies for enhancing the engagement and well-being of family members caring for ...

  7. Accelerated Work Achievement and Readiness for Employment (AWARE)

    In Southeast Asia, the emergence of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community will lead to—and require—unprecedented labor mobility and opportunity. For youth to be competitive in this new environment, they will need to ...

  8. HIV/AIDS & Mental Health Training Resource Center

    Millions of people with HIV are now able to live longer, healthier lives thanks to improvements in medical treatment and care. But this advance also brings its own challenges, including adhering to new and changing medication regimens and managing the ...

  9. Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP)

    To date, treatment programs alone have been unable to solve the opioid abuse crisis in Massachusetts. In response, communities are increasingly looking for upstream prevention programs that aim to reduce opioid abuse by addressing the root causes of ...

  10. Reducing Barriers to Help Seeking for Mental Health Problems

    Despite the availability of effective treatments for many mental health conditions, stigma remains a major barrier to help seeking among military service members. Increasing understanding and reducing stigma and related barriers are vital to promoting ...