• Achieving Change for Texans Demonstration Waiver Evaluation 

      Schexnayder, Deanna; Schroeder, Daniel G.; Olson, Jerome A. (2003)
      Using random assignment in sites around the state of Texas, this evaluation project analyzes the net impact of time limits, the personal responsibility agreement, increased resource limits and other features of the 1995 ...
    • Texas Fragile Families Bootstrap Evaluation 

      Schroeder, Daniel G.; Looney, Sarah; Schexnayder, Deanna (2004)
      This project evaluated the impact of enhanced services offered to selected Texas Fragile Families local sites on the following measures: consistent payment of child support, employment rates and earnings for non-custodial ...
    • Administrative Data Research and Evaluation (ADARE) Project 

      King, Chritopher T.; Schroeder, Daniel G.; Mueser, Peter (2004-04)
      he ADARE Project began in 1998 using the availability of longitudinal files of state administrative records and the combined expertise of university researchers and state Labor Market Information unit staffs to investigate ...
    • National Benefit/ Cost Analysis of Three Digit-Accessed Telephone Information and Referral Services 

      O'Shea, Dan; King, Christopher T. (2004-12)
      iven the enhanced profile and prospects for a national three-digit accessed (2-1-1) network for health and human services information and referral (I&R), United Way of America has contracted with the Ray Marshall Center ...
    • Critical Skill Shortages Initiative 

      Glover, Robert W.; Hershey, Suzanne; King, Christopher T.; Roychowdhury, Deepshikha (2005)
      e Ray Marshall Center collaborated with industry and community representatives to work with two industrial sectors to alleviate critical skills shortages in key occupations. The two targeted industrial sectors will have ...
    • Workforce Intermediaries 

      King, Christopher T.; Looney, Sarah; Siedlecki, Joe (2005)
      Central Texas has a robust, dynamic, and unique set of workforce institutions — including Skillpoint Alliance (formerly Capital Area Training Foundation), Capital IDEA, and Austin Community College — that are the envy of ...
    • Community Agenda Assessment Project 

      Tang, Ying; King, Christopher T.; Brown, Erin; Ryan, Katie; Hershey, Suzanne (2006)
      United Way Capital Area (UWCA) in developing a Community Agenda on health and human services within the 10-county Capital Area region. The research was designed to lead to a synthesis of existing information and stakeholder ...
    • Bridging the Gap Pilot Study 

      Shexnayder, Deanna; Tang, Ying; Hill, Brendan; Looney, Sarah (2007)
      The “Bridging the Gap”Pilot Study had the goals; 1) to begin to show how the problems faced by working families appear and unfold in any particular state, but are also part of a national pattern; 2) show how the full project ...
    • Food Stamps, Unemployment Insurance and the Safety Net 

      Schroeder, Daniel G. (The Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago, 2007-05)
      Legislative reforms in the food stamp and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs in the 1990s, together with a booming economy and the Earned Income Tax Credit, led to dramatic increases in employment ...
    • Manufacturing Skills Initiative December 2007 

      Glover, Robert W.; Hershey, Suzanne (2007-12)
      he Ray Marshall Center conducted research on the future of manufacturing in the Greater Austin Area, in collaboration with industry and community representatives. The goal of the project was to facilitate economic development ...
    • Local Investments in Workforce Development Initial Evaluation Findings December 2007 

      Smith, Tara; King, Christopher T.; Schroeder, Daniel G. (2007-12)
      The City of Austin makes numerous investments in workforce development activities each year with local tax dollars, primarily emphasizing longer-term training and support services, offerings that have typically been ...
    • Project_SOS_ Supporting Optimal Scholarship Evaluation Final Impact Report June 2008 

      Schexnayder, Deanna; Schroeder, Daniel G.; Cumpton, Greg; Nichols, Kelly Stuart (2008-06)
      his three-year demonstration project, operating in five high schools and seven middle schools in the Austin Independent School District, will identify and eliminate variables which prevent high-ability, low-income students ...
    • Texas Workforce Return-on-Investment Analysis Plan 

      King, Christopher T.; Tang, Ying; Smith, Tara; Schroeder, Daniel G. (2008-08)
      Researchers at the Ray Marshall Center are providing research and technical expertise to the Texas Association of Workforce Boards (TAWB) to update and refine the methodology for estimating the return on investment (ROI) ...
    • Biotech Workforce Evaluation 

      Glover, Robert W. (2009-02)
      The Ray Marshall Center conducted an evaluation of a pilot project to enhance educational offering in biotechnology at Austin Community College. Specializations in biotechnical instrumentation and in molecular diagnostics ...
    • The CareerAdvance® Pilot Project: Recommended Jobs Strategy for Families Served by the Community Action Project of Tulsa County 

      King, Christopher T.; Glover, Robert W.; Smith, Tara; Coffey, Rheagan D.; Levy, Brian (2009-08)
      In this report, we describe the recommended sectoral jobs strategy for parents served by the Community Action Project (CAP) of Tulsa County as a pilot initiative — now called CareerAdvance® — to be implemented starting in ...
    • CareerAdvance® Implementation Report 

      Glover, Robert W.; Smith, Tara; King, Christopher T.; Coffey, Rheagan D. (2010-08)
      The report evaluates the first year implementation of CareerAdvance®, a pilot program conducted by the Community Action Project (CAP) of Tulsa County aimed at providing low-income parents of children enrolled in early ...
    • Workforce Evaluation for Travis County 

      King, Christopher T.; Smith, Tara; Schroeder, Daniel G. (2011)
      For more than fifteen years, Travis County has invested between $1-2.5 million in workforce development programs for disadvantaged residents. The purpose of the evaluation is to examine outcomes and impacts for participants ...
    • NCP Choices: Providing Workforce Development Services to Non-custodial Parents 

      Schroeder, Daniel G.; King, Christopher T.; Khan, Amna; Garcia, Esmeralda (2011)
      he goal of the Non-Custodial Parent Choices (NCP Choices) demonstration is to get unemployed and/or underemployed non-custodial parents (NCPs) with unpaid child support orders into workforce development services so that ...
    • Challenges, Promising Programs, and Effective Practices in Adult and Developmental Education 

      Coffey, Rheagan D.; Smith, Tara (2011-02)
      This report presents an overview of the current state of adult education in Tulsa and in the U.S., and highlights successful programs in the areas of GED/Adult Basic Education, ESL Education, and Developmental Education. ...
    • Urban Fathers Asset Building Initiative: Evaluation Plan 

      Schroeder, Daniel; O'Shea, Dan (Ray Marshall Center, 2011-05)
      The Urban Fathers Asset Building (UFAB) project is demonstrating an innovative nexus between the child support system, fatherhood programs and Assets for Independence (AFI) grant-funded services. UFAB is a collaborative ...