Projects

Support for Agape Child & Family Services’ 2Gen Program

2018-2022

Project Overview

Objective

To help document 2Gen’s implementation, capture the experiences of the families 2Gen serves, and build staff’s capacity to strengthen program delivery.

Project Motivation

Agape and the Annie E. Casey Foundation sought to refine 2Gen to deepen the supports its families received. Mathematica’s content and methodological expertise, and our history of working to support communities of color and people experiencing low income, positioned us as a partner for these efforts.

Prepared For

Agape Child & Family Services

The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Our work with Agape and the Annie E. Casey Foundation seeks to empower and uplift Memphis families by strengthening Agape’s place-based, two-generation model.
Agape Child & Family Services is a faith-based organization dedicated to serving individuals and families experiencing poverty and improving communities in the Memphis, Tennessee, area. In 2016, the organization launched 2Gen, a place-based, two-generation program model. This cradle-to-career-and-beyond model offers comprehensive resources that support the whole child and family, including case management and wraparound services focused on early childhood development, youth in schools, postsecondary and workforce pathways for adults, housing stability, and increased social capital and economic assets. 

Mathematica initially partnered with Agape to document 2Gen’s implementation and the experiences of the families who were being served. Building on this work, we are integrating research, evaluation, and technical assistance to strengthen services for two of 2Gen’s programs given opportunity areas that COVID-19 revealed or reinforced. Using LI2 and the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s (Casey) Race, Equity, and Inclusion Framework, we are actively collaborating with Agape, program stakeholders, and Casey to build staff’s capacity to meet families’ needs during and beyond the pandemic.

Related Staff

Tosin Shenbanjo

Tosin Shenbanjo

Research Analyst

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Scott Baumgartner

Scott Baumgartner

Researcher

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Nikki Aikens

Nikki Aikens

Principal Researcher

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Kimberlin Butler

Kimberlin Butler

Senior Director, Foundation Engagement

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Lauren Akers

Lauren Akers

Senior Researcher

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