5 Project Designs, A Future of Learning Published: May 01, 2020 Author: Leigh Lynes Project development is at the heart of LEO's operations. Good partners yield good projects, and good projects yield discoveries about what works to end poverty. Our project count is ticking upwards, as we are on track to meet our goal of 70 projects by June 20, 2021. This month, five of our partners presented their research designs to an audience of academics, philanthropists, and other poverty-fighters. These partners and the research questions we are working to answer are: FaithBridge Foster Care: How do the reunification rates compare between private and public foster care agencies? Foster Care Alliance: Does participation in Foster Care Alliance's STEP model, a program for mothers who have experienced trauma, help rebuild and stabilize families? Helping Restore Ability: Does incentivizing a training program that builds caregivers' social support abilities impact the health outcomes of disabled individuals? Ivy Tech Community College - South Bend-Elkhart: Does pairing mentorship with community college orientation programs increase rates of student degree completion? Santa Clara County Office of Supportive Housing: How do we promote stable housing for those at risk of homelessness? These presentations marked our partners' successful passage from planning a research project to executing one. What a milestone for them and what promise for anti-poverty research!