Publications & Presentations
Good Shepherd Services innovative programs and performance management achievements have received a national spotlight as best practices in the field, and we are often asked to share our approach. Below are our publications and presentations that highlight our innovative programs and performance management and evaluation.
- Good Shepherds Services: Building Towards Greater Impact [Edna McConnell Clark Foundation]
- Good Shepherd Services: Expanding the Geography of Opportunity in NYC
- Evolution of a Mission Driven Youth Development Agency: Making a Difference
- Good Shepherd Services: Our Results FY 2016
- Good Practice Produces Good Outcomes: Good Shepherd Services’s Commitment to Evidence-Based Practice
- In-School Support Programs: Partnering with Schools, Students and Families to Improve Learning and Academic Performance
- Putting Students in the Driver’s Seat: Good Shepherd Services’ LifeLink Approach to Postsecondary Success [Jobs For the Future]
- Paving the Way for a More Prosperous Future for Young Adults: Results of an Outcomes Study of the Chelsea Foyer at the Christopher. With funding from the Larson Family Foundation, GSS has formed a unique partnership with NYC’s Center for Innovation through Data Intelligence (CIDI). As our first project, CIDI is evaluating GSS’s supportive housing program model, using cutting edge techniques to integrate program and NYC administrative data
- Re-Engaging Youth for High School Success: Findings from the Impact Evaluation of the Good Shepherd Services Transfer School Model. Read full report here.
- Transfer High School Codification Manual: Good Shepherd has developed a manual codifying our best practices to help other community-based organizations both in NYC and around the country to develop schools based on our successful model.
- Community Portraits: A Youth Photovoice Project in East New York [January 2017]
- Good Shepherd Community Schools: Creating Safe, Engaging, and Inclusive Learning Communities [November 2016]
- GSS Youth Justice Programs: A Network for Supports of Justice-Involved and High-Risk Youth in Brooklyn and the Bronx [September 2016]
- Expanding the Geography of Opportunity Through Sector-Based Training & Apprenticeships [July 2016]
- Expanding the Geography of Opportunity in East New York [May 2016]
- Rebound Workforce Development Program for Youth: Transferring Skills from the Basketball Court to the Workplace [April 2016]
- LifeLink: Student-Driven College Access and Success [April 2016]
- Groundwork for Success: Expanding Opportunity for College Access and Success [April 2016]
- Good Shepherd Services’ Programs Show Widespread Impact on Social-Emotional Learning [March 2016]
- Brooklyn Frontiers High School: Partnering for Youth Success [June 2014]
- Homelessness Prevention: Balancing Funder Demands with Continuous Quality Improvement at Good Shepherd Services Webinar sponsored by Social Solutions highlighting performance management work conducted by Good Shepherd Program Evaluation and Planning department and staff from the Chelsea Foyer supportive housing program
- Good Shepherd Services: Improving Outcomes with the Sanctuary Model of Trauma-Informed Care Webinar sponsored by Social Solutions highlighting Good Shepherd Services’ implementation of the Sanctuary Model. Speakers included Dr. Sandra Bloom, developer of the Sanctuary Model, and staff from both our Foster Care, Juvenile Justice, and Supportive Housing and Program Evaluation and Planning divisions.
- Chelsea Foyer at the Christopher: Paving the Way to a More Prosperous Future for Young Adults. At the 2016 NYU conference on Foster Youth in Transition, AED Denise Hinds presented Good Shepherd’s Chelsea Foyer program model and described results from an impact evaluation conducted by NYC’s Center for Innovation through Data Intelligence (CIDI).
- Using Data and Evidence to Strengthen Services for Homeless Youth at Good Shepherd Services. At the Beyond Housing 2014 Conference, PEP and Chelsea Foyer staff presented on GSS’s implementation of evidenced-based practice and provided specific examples of how this approach has positively impacted employment and education outcomes.
- A Tool for Helping Staff Translate Results into Action (AEA, 2017)
- Implementing Youth Photovoice for Strategic Planning [AEA, 2016]
- Understanding Propensity Score Matching as an Alternative to Randomized Control Trials [AEA, 2016]
- Conducting Youth-Driven Research for a Youth-Led Summit [AEA, 2015]
- Practical Tools for a Youth Research Camp [AEA, 2014]
- Using Data Visualization to Keep Your Logic Model Front and Center [AEA, 2013]
- Techniques for Involving Youth in Data Gathering and Interpretation [AEA, 2013]
- Leading Beyond 65
- The City’s Helpers are Starving for Aid Op-Ed By Sr. Paulette [Daily News, February 2017]
- Mayor DeBlasio’s Proposed Budget Cuts [Daily News, February 2017]
- The Power of Civic Engagement [Youth Today, January 2017]
- Student Walkouts a Fine Form of Civic Engagement, Say Youth Development Leaders [Youth Today, November 2016]
- Turning the Art of Leadership Development into Science [The Bridgespan Group, February 2016]
- Keeping Up with the Neighbors [Heller, Spring/Summer 2015]
- Study Shows Which Management Tools Benefit Charities the Most [Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 2015]
- Good Shepherd Services: Advancing the Field with Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) [Social Solutions, 2012]