All across America, service providers are doing great work to take on poverty in all its complexity. But we still know too little about what’s working and why.
Notre Dame’s Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) helps service providers apply scientific evaluation methods to better understand and share effective poverty interventions.
At LEO, we believe rigorous research is a powerful means to an end. An end to injustice. An end to dependence. An end to poverty. And a new beginning for millions of families who are ready to thrive.
by partnering with poverty's fiercest adversaries to learn what works.
LEO demonstrates the efficacy of a new social work program.
Based on evidence and analysis generated by LEO, The Institute for College Access and Success has unveiled a national policy proposal aimed at unlocking potential for college students across the country.
Drawing on LEO research, a federal working group is recommending changes to the U.S. Official Poverty Measure.
to turn research into action to lift people out of poverty.
Fighting to Prevent Homelessness
Catholic Charities Chicago runs the city's Homelessness Prevention Call Center and has helped thousands of families stay off the streets. But Catholic Charities knows funding for public programs is never guaranteed, so it wanted to prove its method was cost-effective and impactful.