Research

LEO focuses its impact evaluations on innovative and scalable initiatives that have the potential to reduce domestic poverty. LEO utilizes evaluation results to inform programming and influence public policy in the areas of Criminal Justice, Self-Sufficiency, Education, Health, and Housing and Homelessness. By primarily focusing on these five areas, LEO seeks to efficiently reduce poverty and improve lives.

Our Projects

Displaying 38 project(s)
Project Name Project Type Project Stage Partner Name
Adult Core 40 High School Completion Program Education In Progress Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana
Alaska Medical Respite Health In Progress Alaska Native Medical Center, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Alaska Regional Hospital, Catholic Social Services of Alaska, Providence Alaska Medical Center
Bridges to Success Self-Sufficiency In Progress Action for a Better Community, Catholic Family Center of Rochester, Community Place of Greater Rochester, The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
Brief Jail Mental Health Screen Criminal Justice Developing Johnson County, Johnson County Mental Health Center
Community-Based Care Transitions Program Health In Progress Catholic Charities Chicago, Franciscan St. James Health, Ingalls Memorial Hospital, Little Company of Mary Hospital, Metro South Medical Center
Comprehensive Coaching for At-Risk High School Youth Education In Progress
Financial Literacy in Prisons Self-Sufficiency Completed Red & Black
Fiscal Impact of Refugees Emerging Focus Areas Completed
Homelessness Prevention Housing Developing Destination: Home, Santa Clara County
Homelessness Prevention Call Center - Crime Criminal Justice Completed All Chicago, Catholic Charities Chicago
Homelessness Prevention Call Center - Health Health In Progress All Chicago, Catholic Charities Chicago
Homelessness Prevention Call Center - Shelter Housing Completed All Chicago, Catholic Charities Chicago
Housing Stability and Consumer Data Housing In Progress
HUD-VASH Vouchers and Veteran Homelessness Housing Completed
Jobs for America's Graduates Education Developing City of South Bend, Jobs for America's Graduates, South Bend Community School Corporation
Landlord Responses to Housing Voucher Tenants Housing In Progress Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Nightingale Respite Program Health In Progress Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, County of Sonoma Department of Health Services, Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital
Nudge Intervention for College Scholarship Education Completed Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation, South Bend Community School Corporation
ORCA LIFT - Court Appearance Criminal Justice Developing King County Department of Public Defense, King County Metro
ORCA LIFT - Employment Self-Sufficiency In Progress King County Metro
Padua - Expansion Self-Sufficiency In Progress Catholic Charities Fort Worth
Padua Program Self-Sufficiency In Progress Catholic Charities Fort Worth
Practice Makes Perfect Education In Progress Practice Makes Perfect
Prisoner Re-Entry (Nudge) Criminal Justice Developing Edovo, Nudge 4 Solutions Lab
Rapid Re-housing for Single Adults Housing In Progress Santa Clara County
Reading For Life Criminal Justice Completed Reading For Life, Inc., St Joseph County Juvenile Justice Center
Reading for Life - Replication Criminal Justice In Progress Clark County Juvenile Court, Madison County Juvenile Court, Reading For Life, Inc.
Ready4K Education In Progress ParentPowered, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
RefugeeMobile Emerging Focus Areas Completed Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, Refugee Services of Texas, Sparrow Mobile
Self-Sufficient Transportation Pilot Self-Sufficiency Developing Catholic Charities Fort Worth, Uber
Stay the Course Education Completed Catholic Charities Fort Worth, Tarrant County College
Stay the Course - Expansion Education In Progress Catholic Charities Fort Worth, Tarrant County College
Stay the Course - Replication Education In Progress Catholic Charities Fort Wayne-South Bend, Catholic Charities Fort Worth, Ivy Tech Community College
Subsidized Senior Housing Housing Completed Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens
Texas Workforce (Nudge) Self-Sufficiency Developing Texas Workforce Commission, Workforce Solutions
Uplifting Parents Self-Sufficiency In Progress Catholic Social Services of Rapid City
WIC Food and Nutrition Centers Health Completed Catholic Charities Chicago
Youth and Family Homelessness Prevention Initiative Housing In Progress Department of Community and Human Services in King County