Public Private Ventures Impact Study of Friends of the Children, Portland

Status: complete

The Friends of the Children program serves high-risk youth recruited in the first grade by providing paid mentors who work with the children through high school. NPC subcontracted with PPV, which had a grant from the RWJF to conduct a longitudinal impact study of the FOC program, using a quasi-experimental, non-equivalent control group design. NPC assisted in recruiting students—working with program staff to locate and contact students in the comparison group—and tracking and interviewing youth in the study.

Project Team

Evaluation Director

Juliette Mackin, Ph.D

Project Coordinator

Jennifer Aborn, B.A.