Program Areas

College and Career Access and Success

Metis evaluated the federally funded Predominantly Black Institutions program at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York.

Students from Umatilla, OR visit Oregon State University before taking part in a GEAR UP Student Leadership event. Oregon GEAR UP is one of several US Department of Education-funded Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) that Metis is evaluating.

Whether it’s a four-year or two-year degree, or other career preparation or training, education beyond high school is critically essential to earning a living wage. Furthermore, the field has come to recognize and address the challenges that students—particularly under-represented or first-generation students—face in persisting and succeeding in college.

Metis's work with colleges and universities, nonprofits, foundations, schools, and school districts around the country has focused on:

  • College and career awareness and exploration programs;
  • College readiness and access initiatives, including early college high schools and programs that support a college-going culture; and
  • College persistence and success, including supports and wraparound services for first-generation and non-traditional students, and career pipeline programs.

Our services include logic model development, developmental/process evaluation, outcome evaluation including rigorous impact studies, program planning and grant writing, data management technical assistance, and data analysis and reporting to funders and other key stakeholders.