Providence has adopted the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Evidence2Success framework, which champions the power of data and proven programs to improve the lives of children and youth. This document outlines the city’s three-year action plan for piloting the program in two neighborhoods. The goal? Prevent problems for young people in Providence communities before they happen, using effective public investments.

April 20, 2015

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    The challenges facing Providence’s children and communities.

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    The Evidence2Success Prevention framework.

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    How this framework addresses Providence’s needs now.

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    The 6 proven programs selected for this initiative.

Key Takeaway

School attendance and delinquency are just a few of the problems in Providence

Too many students are missing school due to absence or suspension and delinquency runs high, according to a survey of more than 5,000 Providence public school students. Parents of younger children in the city paint a similar picture — and tell of early attendance problems and widespread community disorganization.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations