The Generation Hope Scholar Program helps teen parents earn their college degrees while balancing school and parenthood. Offerings include mentoring, tuition assistance, a peer community, and other wraparound services.
JBA is evaluating the program to understand the relationship between services and participant outcomes, and to build the evidence base for two-generation programs. We are leading a formative and summative evaluation.
Project activities include—
- Developing an implementation guide
- Designing evaluation methods and plans
- Conducting quantitative analyses of administrative data
- Conducting and analyzing qualitative interviews with scholars, coaches, and mentors
- Reporting and disseminating findings
We are also engaging current participants in an advisory committee to integrate lived experience into all aspects of the project.
JBA previously helped Generation Hope build on its success by preparing for evaluation and scale-up.
Allison Meisch, Ph.D.
Allison Meisch is a developmental psychologist with 20 years of experience in quantitative and qualitative methods, program evaluation, applied research...
Amanda Thomson, M.P.P.
Amanda Thomson has nearly 10 years of experience in social science research, program evaluation, and technical assistance. She is trained in public policy...
Mikaila Singleton, M.P.H.
Mikaila Singleton has a background in social science research and experience working on topics related to mental health, maternal and child health, and early...
Kim McCombs-Thornton, Ph.D., M.P.P.
Senior Research Associate
Kim McCombs-Thornton has more than 25 years of experience leading, designing, and implementing evaluation research projects for early childhood and...
- Kerry Ryan, M.A. Senior Research Associate
- Nichole Sturmfels, M.P.H. Senior Data Manager
- April Khadijah Inniss, M.D., M.Sc. Senior Research Associate
- Eleanor Fisk, Ph.D. Research Associate