A theater-based approach helps to address complex and critical community issues. Metis evaluation shows promising results in developing new partnerships and engaging audience members in authentic topical discussions.
Metis helped the distinguished Center for the Study of Social Policy develop, validate, and launch their Youth Thrive™ Survey. The survey is used by youth-focused providers across the country to inform case planning and practice decisions.
Metis studied the effectiveness of a national model that calls for the co-location of support services for high-risk, first-generation college students. Implemented by the Community College of Philadelphia, the study yielded consistent findings of higher grades, credit accumulation, and overall college persistence.
In ground-breaking research, Metis helps the nation’s largest school system test the relationships between access to high-quality arts experiences and school attendance.
With a deep history of supporting out-of-school-time programs nationally, Metis evaluators continue to examine how these initiatives help level the playing field for children and youth in under-resourced communities.
Following an intensive, multi-partner planning effort, the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office offered eligible substance-abuse offenders pre-arraignment diversion services. Early implementation findings suggest it is a promising approach to combating the city’s rising opioid crisis.
Florida’s fifth-most affluent county offers home visiting services to vulnerable pregnant women and mothers of young children. We helped them study the effectiveness of delivering home visits through a coordinated system of care approach to keeping these families safe and healthy.
We helped the nation’s largest city university system test the efficacy of its baccalaureate completion program, yielding both promising outcomes and support for program expansion.
Metis grant writers won over $30 million to help a broad coalition of cross-sector partners transform one of the most challenged cities in the US into a place of opportunity and promise.
In 25 years, in over 25 districts, we have helped develop magnet school programs in support of court-ordered and voluntary desegregation plans. We raised well above $236 million in government grant funding to support these plans.
Metis supports a regional Technical Assistance Center that is building schools’ capacity in evidence-based behavior interventions to develop a customized and highly interactive data dashboard. We are helping state leaders visualize and use data to support local programming.
On behalf of a national foundation, we help local community-based organizations across the country offer data-informed parent-child programming. We deliver highly customized support services that engage parents and staff in making data count.
Strong partner collaboration drives a comprehensive community assessment of a distressed neighborhood in Camden, New Jersey. Findings led to greater use of community assets and the development of new programs and services along a cradle-to-career continuum.
Metis researchers supported a community-led effort to identify needs, service gaps, and assets within a Portland, Maine neighborhood. Findings helped launch a multi-partner collective impact effort focused on neighborhood transformation.
Metis helped the first-ever collective impact effort for supporting military-connected individuals to assess its pilot program in New York City. Findings supported the expansion of the initiative nationwide.
With the largest network of community collaboratives nationwide, Georgia is leading the work to collectively improve conditions for children youth, families, and neighborhoods. Since 1995, we have helped local collaboratives and state-level partners assess change in Georgia’s benchmarks.
A state Department of Education implements evidence-based behavioral intervention practices with promising early results.
A careful needs analysis led to a transformative theory of change for community schools. Early results show higher student achievement, according to a multi-year Metis study.
Metis researchers help a Brooklyn-based nonprofit contribute to the knowledge base about what works in alternative pathways to high school graduation.
The premier leadership organization for girls in New York City uses summer camp to develop girls’ social-emotional learning skills.
Metis helps Florida’s sixth-largest school district use STEM magnet school programming to promote diversity and equitable learning across all grades.
A careful and systematic review of choice and other special academic programs uncovered several inequities that a Maryland school system is addressing.
Metis studies the efficacy of one of the nation’s premier high school/early college models, uncovering consistent college success outcomes.
The Philadelphia GEAR UP Partnership is tackling the challenge of preparing young people living in poverty to succeed in college while building data literacy for program partners.
A Florida-based Children’s Services Council seeks to understand why families leave their system of care before completing programming. Metis offers data-informed solutions for keeping families engaged longer.
Metis helps a 125-year-old New York City settlement house determine if aftercare services like financial and job counseling keep previously homeless families from becoming displaced again.
Metis helps the largest school system in the nation document annually the delivery of quality arts education for all student across approximately 1,700 public schools.
An in-depth needs analysis helps Nashville partners bring high-quality music instruction to scale.