Integrating Family Support Services into Schools: Lessons from the Elev8 Initiative
AbstractAs part of a national initiative called Elev8, Atlantic Philanthropies provided funds to community organizations to work with five Chicago schools to provide a wide range of programs and economic services to families. A multi-year evaluation of the initiative found a small group of parents who used the economic support services felt that they helped improve their familyâ€™s financial well-being. However, difficulties coordinating efforts between schools and community organizations as well as parentsâ€™ concerns about sharing their private information within the school setting limited the programâ€™s integration into the schools and parent participation in the services offered.
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