9/12/2011 - Center Shares Lessons from Dual Generation Projects

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Dr. Chris King, director of the Ray Marshall Center, and Northwestern University's Lindsay Chase-Lansdale made a presentation of the lessons learned from the CareerAdvance® project to a dual generation policy conference convened by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore on June 29. The Ray Marshall Center, in collaboration with Community Action Program of Tulsa County and a multidisciplinary team of partners, launched CareerAdvance® in July 2008 to help low-skilled low-income parents of children served by Head Start and Early Head Start achieve long-term economic self-sufficiency by providing workforce training and skills certification in industries with career earnings potential.

Building on this work, the Ray Marshall Center recently launched the multi-phase
Dual Generation Strategy Initiative in April 2011 with the first two phases supported by the Foundation for Child Development. Phase one of the project is currently underway. Center researchers are gathering information, meeting with stakeholders, identifying participants and developing the project’s framework. The second phase includes the implementation planning and is expected to begin in fall 2011. The pilot implementation, the third phase, is scheduled to begin in early summer 2012, subject to garnering additional partnerships and funding. The fourth phase occurs concurrently with the other three phases and includes development of the research agenda and evaluation design for the pilot.
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