On Wednesday, July 15, from 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. (ET), Mathematica and the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) unveiled the Pathways to Work Evidence Clearinghouse, a new resource for employment service providers designed to support the use of evidence-based practices. Watch the event recording which includes a virtual tour of the Pathways Clearinghouse website as well as a discussion of how the site:

  • Provides free, reliable, and accessible information about what works to help job seekers with low incomes find and sustain employment;
  • Identifies interventions designed to improve employment outcomes, reduce employment challenges, and support self-sufficiency for people with low incomes; and
  • Offers a useful tool for making decisions about interventions and services

This event also featured an expert panel discussion to explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced the way providers of employment services search for evidence and can use the Pathways Clearinghouse as a new resource. Learn more about how this accessible and reliable tool can support program leaders and policymakers who work to improve employment and economic outcomes for families. Our expert panel included:

  • Naomi Goldstein, OPRE’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning, Research, and Evaluation
  • Kimberly Clum, the Pathways Clearinghouse Project Officer, OPRE
  • Alejandra Montoya-Boyer, Associate program director, National Association of Counties
  • Ella Gifford-Hawkins, Program Manager, Larimer County Works Program
  • Joseph Jones, Founder and President & CEO of the Center for Urban Families
  • Diana McCallum, Pathways Clearinghouse Project Director, Mathematica (moderator)