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.
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?
Education on the Rise in Liberia
Improving opportunities for education, employment is changing the future for thousands of young adults in Liberia.
This toolkit links parents to a wide array of resources—including “fast facts,” fun family activities, and scholarship info—to prepare children and youth to thrive in our wired world and its workplaces.
EDC’s Proyecto METAS conducted a survey in three at-risk urban communities in Honduras between March and May 2013.
This report details the work of EDC’s Proyecto METAS to improve education for employment, learning, and success in Honduras. Specific challenges to program implementation are discussed, as are innovative solutions.
This report details the work of the Akazi Kanoze (AK) Youth Livelihoods Project, which was funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and implemented by EDC.
The report covers the results of a study that was done of the Akazi Kanoze Youth Livelihoods Project partner organizations.
This final report summarizes the evaluation of the impact of EDC’s Early Childhood Caregiver Professional Development and Certification Program in Rwanda.
These free online training courses are designed to help entrepreneurs learn what they need to know to establish and grow a business. Users learn at their own pace in their own time.
This report covers EDC’s process evaluation of Year 1 of the iDesign project, a three-year NSF ITEST-funded project to engage underrepresented youth in designing interactive, culturally and sociall
This report shows the results of EQUIP3’s efforts and demonstrates that certain approaches to positively engaging and supporting youth work better than others.
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