In 2012, Providence, Rhode Island, became the first site to adopt the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Evidence2Success framework. This report circles back — and offers an early look — at how the framework has unfolded and what lessons local leaders have learned along the way.
Evidence2Success gave kids in Providence a voice — and identified absenteeism as one of five key community challenges
Findings & Stats
A Proven Framework
Evidence2Success is rooted in a simple premise: Making decisions based on data and evidence = smarter investments on behalf of children and families.
Youth Weigh In
In a citywide Youth Experience Survey, 6,000 students weighed in on their experience in five areas: 1) behavior; 2) education; 3) emotional well-being; 4) positive relationships; and 5) physical health.
Learning From Experience
One of the many lessons we’ve learned from Providence? A local organization must drive and sustain the Evidence2Success framework.
Positive Action is one of six evidence-based programs that Providence enacted as part of their Evidence2Success framework.
A Money Map
In Evidence2Success, sites map out their current community investments and look for opportunities to realign these funds toward prevention services and programs that support priority outcomes.
Statements & Quotations
Public systems today rarely use, much less take to scale, the growing number of programs and practices that have been rigorously evaluated and shown to be effective.
Reliable data played a crucial role in virtually every aspect of Evidence2Success — assessing needs, defining priorities, selecting programs, monitoring implementa¬tion, mapping funds and measuring progress.
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