Join Mathematica at RECS 2024

Numerous Mathematica researchers and policy experts will present their work at the 22nd Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS) May 29–31 in Washington, DC. At the conference, our experts will dive into our research findings in areas like family strengthening, youth well-being, employment, economic self-sufficiency, and equity. The list below shows where you can interact with Mathematica’s experts and insights during the conference.

Wednesday, May 29

/10:30 a.m. – Connecting Individuals with Justice Involvement to the Workforce: Findings from Federal Evaluations (South American A/B)
  • “Paving the Pathway Home: Implementation of Correctional Facility-Based Employment Programs.” Armando Yañez
  • “Implementing the Individual Placement and Support Model for Adults with Justice Involvement.” Gina Lewis
/10:30 a.m. – Advancing Learning, Evaluation, and Research for Two-Generation Approaches (Federal A)
  • “Using Formative Evaluation to Improve the Intentional Coordination of Services for Caregivers and Their Children.” Scott Baumgartner
/12:30 p.m. – Lunchtime Panel Discussion (Presidential Ballroom)
  • “Careers in Research Related to Poverty, Family Economic Well-Being and Mobility, and Social Welfare.” Scott Baumgartner
/3:00 p.m. – Facilitated Roundtable Discussion (South American A/B)
  • “Innovative Strategies to Capture Participant Perspectives in Federal Research.” Miranda Kharsa
/3:00 p.m. – Virtual-only Facilitated Roundtable Discussion (Virtual)
  • “Lessons Learned from Partnering with Programs to Co-Create a Study.” Jody Schimmel Hyde
/4:15 p.m. – Challenges and Opportunities in the Evaluation of Programs Serving Transition Age Youth (Presidential Ballroom)
  • “Building Evidence and Overcoming Enrollment Challenges in the Youth at Risk of Homelessness Summative Evaluation.” Elizabeth Mugo
/4:15 p.m. – Evaluating Sectoral Training Programs with an Eye Towards Employer Engagement (Federal B)
  • “The America’s Promise Job-Driven Grant Program Evaluation.” Ariella Spitzer

Thursday, May 30

/8:45 a.m. – LGBTQIA2S+ Inclusivity and Equity in Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Programs (Presidential Ballroom)
  • “Serving LGBTQ+ Youth and Adults in HMRE Programs: Findings from the FRAMING Research Project.” Julia Alamillo
/10:15 a.m. – Improving Youth Access to Economic Opportunity: Leveraging Learning Partnerships for Program Innovation and Scale (Federal A)
  • “Leveraging Coaching Models and Leadership Academy to Improve Youth Programming.” Jonathan McCay
/10:15 a.m. – Estimating How Contextual Changes Affect Program Impacts: Lessons from Conducting RCTs During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Statler A/B)
  • “How the COVID-19 Pandemic Influenced the Impacts of Employment Coaching for TANF and Related Populations.” Owen Schochet
  • “How Did the COVID-19 Pandemic Affect the Education and Employment of Young People with Disabilities?” Ankita Patnaik
/1:15 p.m. – Poster Session: Lightning Talks I (South American A/B)
  • “Conceptual Framework for the Relationship Between Welfare and Self-Sufficiency Programs/Policies and Family Social Well-Being.” Davis Straske
/2:45 p.m. – Understanding Whole-Family Well-Being: Looking Beyond Employment and Earnings (Presidential Ballroom)
  • “Whole Family Well-Being in the Context of Home Visiting and Welfare and Self-Sufficiency Programs.” Emily Sama-Miller
/4:15 p.m. – Employment Coaching: Giving People with Low Incomes More Autonomy as They Work Toward Economic Security (Presidential Ballroom)
  • “The Effectiveness of Employment Coaching for Adults with Low Incomes.” Quinn Moore
  • “Sharing the Voices of Participants in Four Employment Coaching Programs Serving Families with Low Incomes.” Quinn Moore

Friday, May 31

/8:45 a.m. – Pivoting During the Pandemic: How Human Services Made Immediate Changes with Lasting Effects (Senate)
  • “Innovations in Child Support Programs Coming out of the Pandemic.” Lindsay Ochoa