Rachel Fulcher-Dawson | November 18, 2017
The Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) at the University of Notre Dame has received $275,000 in funding to continue its work reducing poverty and improving lives through evidence-based programs and policies.
LEO, a research lab housed in Notre Dame’s Department of Economics, received this award to evaluate the impact of an innovative program, Stay the Course, which utilizes specialized case management to support persistence and completion among low-income community college students.
“We are excited about and thankful for support from The Kresge Foundation,” said Jim Sullivan, co-founder of LEO and the Rev. Thomas J. McDonagh, C.S.C., Associate Professor of Economics. “This will allow us to continue to look at the impact of this innovative program on student persistence and completion of college as well as on their employment and earnings.”
The Kresge Foundation is a $3.5 billion private, national foundation that works to expand opportunities in America’s cities through grantmaking and social investing in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services, and community development in Detroit.
Stay the Course was designed by and is run by Catholic Charities of Fort Worth (CCFW) and currently takes place on two campuses of Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, Texas.