Single Stop Announces Social Innovation Fund Study Results and Latest Performance Numbers
Monday, December 5, 2016
At a press conference on November 30, Single Stop USA, the national nonprofit focused on eradicating poverty through connecting those in need to the more than $1 trillion in available governmental programs and resources, announced the results of a recent study into the organization’s effect on student achievement and success. The Social Innovation Fund-sponsored study was funded through New Profit and spearheaded by independent evaluators at RAND. The study observed low income, first-time college students and tracked Single Stop programs at 11 community college campuses. Overall, the evaluators found that students who use Single Stop are more successful than their counterparts who do not. Additionally, year-to-year persistence rates increased by as much as 11% over those students who did not take advantage of Single Stop’s services.
A panel of experts was on hand to discuss the impact of the study on the field of higher education, including Pam Y. Eddinger, Bunker Hill Community College President, accompanied by two students; J. Noah Brown, President and CEO of the Association of Community College Trustees; and Rahn Dorsey, Chief of Education for the City of Boston.