The Texas Office of the Attorney General has engaged the Ray Marshall Center to conduct a third-party evaluation of the Urban Fathers Asset Building (UFAB) project. The UFAB project works to educate and assist young fathers in building assets and financial literacy to become more economically self-sufficientÂ and financially stable, and help improve the well-being of their children for the long term. The project is supported by a grant from the U.S. Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families and will be implemented through a join partnership between the Texas Office of the Attorney General's Child Support Division, Baylor College of Medicine, and Covenant Community Capital Corporation. Project partners will develop and test innovative practices to increase young fathers' access to and use of asset-building programs.
The Ray Marshall Center's evaluation work will include development of the evaluation protocol, survey instruments, collection and analysis of project data and production of interim and final evaluation reports. The objectives of the evaluation are to assess the effects of the program on participants and track the processes developed to reach young fathers. Dr. Daniel Schroeder, research scientist at the Ray Marshall Center, is the principal investigator for the evaluation.