This study sheds light on how states are implementing changes to the core workforce programs authorized under Title I (Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth) and Title III (Employment Services). We also studied integration between these programs and their WIOA Title II (Adult Education and Family Literacy...
- Implementation research
- Workforce development policy and programs
- Technical assistance
- Human Services
- Training and Re-employment
- Economic Development, Job Creation, and Entrepreneurship
- Family Support
- TANF and Employment Issues
Brittany English specializes in evaluating and providing technical assistance to workforce development and employment and training programs aligned with helping unemployed, underemployed, and low-income individuals. Through her projects, she seeks to understand personal and structural barriers to employment and advancement for job seekers—including women, public assistance recipients, and unemployed or underemployed individuals—and examines promising strategies and interventions, including career pathways and sector-focused strategies.
English is currently leading the implementation study component of the U.S. Department of Labor’s America’s Promise Jobs-Driven Grants Program Evaluation. In this role, she leads the data collection and analysis to understand grantees’ approaches for and implementation of regional partnerships aimed at training workers for employment in high- and middle-skilled career pathways. In addition to her research work, English provides technical assistance to support organizations and programs in pursuing innovative service delivery approaches. She directs Framework for Impact: Advancing Women in the Workplace project, a collaboration with the Network of Executive Women. For this project, she leads efforts to develop a theory of change and performance indicators aligned with understanding how to promote and track women’s advancement in the workplace. In addition, she works with leaders of public programs using a systematic technical assistance approach to modernize and improve service delivery in workforce development and cash assistance programs in Baltimore.
English joined Mathematica in 2008. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy.