Evidence-Building Research Partnerships

To continuously and effectively evaluate our work, we partner with academic and research organizations to help build the evidence base where it is lacking. Current partners include Columbia University School of Social Work, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, John Jay College of Criminal Justice at The City University of New York, Metis Associates, NYC’s Center for Innovation through Data Intelligence (CIDI) and New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

Highlights of our current projects:

  • Implementation and outcome evaluation of our Transfer School model by Metis Associates. Click here to read the brief report about the evaluations’ findings. The full report is also available through this link.
  • Outcome evaluation of the Chelsea Foyer at the Christopher by NYC’s Center for Innovation through Data Intelligence (CIDI).
  • Implementation and outcome evaluation of ChildSuccess NYC by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. GSS is participating as one of five New York City agencies selected by NYC’s Administration for Children’s Services to pilot this comprehensive evidence-based model for family foster care.
  • A community-university research partnership with Dr. Elise Cappella of NYU’s Steinhardt School. Our first project focuses on the implementation of cooperative learning techniques in afterschool settings and will use a randomized control trial design to test their efficacy in promoting social and academic skills development.

To advise and guide all these efforts, the Executive Team and PEP meet regularly with our Program Evaluation Advisory Committee comprised of external evaluation experts.


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