SIF Learning Network

The SIF Learning Network convenes participating providers, local government partners, foundations, and others to further develop programs, build organizational capacity, and improve services.  The Learning Network offers a venue for organizations and researchers to share best practices across programs and engages a range of stakeholders, including policymakers and other national experts

Lessons from the SIF

CEO and its partners are producing and disseminating reports on the implementation lessons, evaluation, and impact the five SIF programs are having across program sites.


Encouraging Low- and Moderate- Income Tax Filers to Save


Encouraging Low- and Moderate- Income Tax Filers to Save


MDRC’s implementation and preliminary impact report demonstrates that SaveUSA, a tax-time savings incentive program, does increase savings for low- and moderate-income families.  

   

Reconnecting Disconnected Young Adults: The Early Experience of Project Rise


Reconnecting Disconnected Young Adults: The Early Experience of Project Rise


MDRC’s policy brief offers early lessons from the implementation of Project Rise, a Social Innovation Fund program serving disconnected youth between the ages of 18 and 24. Project Rise is currently operating in New York City, Newark, and Kansas City.

   
WorkAdvance: Testing a New Approach to Increase Employment Advancement for Low-Skilled Adults


Launched as a research demonstration project under the federal Social Innovation Fund, WorkAdvance is being operated by four providers in four locations: New York City; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Cleveland and Youngstown, Ohio. This brief from MDRC discusses the origins of the WorkAdvance model, its major features, how it is being evaluated, and some early observations of how the providers are operating the program.

   

Encouraging Savings for Low- and Moderate-Income Individuals: Preliminary Implementation Findings from the SaveUSA Evaluation




This brief from MDRC discusses the preliminary implementation findings of the Social Innovation Fund SaveUSA program. It discusses the program’s major features, how it is being evaluated, and some early observations of program operations.

   

SaveUSA Program Implementation: Insights from the Field




This CEO brief discusses the origins of SaveUSA, its implementation across these locations, and the lessons learned from implementation in 2011.