Research Update: LEO Presents Preliminary Results of Homelessness Prevention Study

On Friday, November 6, the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) gathered with several service agencies, foundations, and governmental entities to discuss the current state of homelessness in Chicago. First, LEO’s co-founder, Jim Sullivan, took part in the panel “Strategies to Prevent and Alleviate Homelessness,” hosted by the Donors Forum to assess the status of homelessness prevention techniques. This panel also featured presenters from Sarah’s Circle, the Chicago office of US Housing and Urban Development, and the Polk Bros. Foundation. Read the full article. 

White House Report on Juvenile Offender Diversion Program Highlights Project With LEO Ties

A White House Council of Economic Advisers report includes an account of Reading for Life, a local juvenile diversion program being evaluated by LEO.  Read the full article.

Reading For Life Receives National Recognition by White House

An article in the South Bend Tribune features the Reading For Life Program’s recognition by the White House Council of Economic Advisers. Read the full article

Professor James Sullivan Testifies Before Subcommittee on Nutritional Assistance Programs

James Sullivan spoke before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee of Agriculture’s Subcommittee on Nutrition hearing on “Past, Present, and Future of SNAP: Developing and Using Evidence-Based Solutions", emphasizing the importance of rigorous program evaluations.  Read the full article.


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