Frequently Asked Questions
- What does LEO stand for?
- Where is the lab located?
- Does LEO have specific policy focus areas?
- Who conducts the impact evaluations?
- How can a service provider get involved with LEO?
- How can undergraduates get involved in LEO?
- Can I make a donation to the lab?
LEO is an abbreviation for the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities. For more information on the history and purpose of the Lab, see About LEO.
LEO evaluations are not limited to certain types of programs. LEO focuses on innovative and scalable initiatives that have the potential to reduce domestic poverty. Our current evaluations focus on the following:
- Housing - stable, safe, and healthy living situations
- Health - improved health outcomes
- Education - improved success in education from early childhood to adulthood
- Self-Sufficiency - moving adults and families to long-term stability
To learn more about the research being conducted in these policy focus areas, look to our Research Initiatives.
LEO is a national network of anti-poverty researchers with expertise in evaluating anti-poverty programs. For information about our collaborators, please see the Faculty Affiliates page.
Please visit our Service Providers page for details about how to work with the lab.
Students are involved in all aspects of LEO programs and there are a variety of opportunities for undergraduates interested in research. Please see our Undergraduate Students page for additional information on how to get involved.
The Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities relies on the generosity of others to make our work possible. To support LEO’s efforts in finding solutions to poverty, please visit our Donations page.