Bridges to Success Evaluation


Katie Kuka, Associate Director, Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO), University of Notre Dame


The Bridges to Success Evaluation is an evaluation of the impact of a Catholic Family Center program designed to help struggling families get back on their feet, called Bridges to Success.  Bridges to Success is one of the first initiatives from the Rochester/Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative (RMAPI). The Bridges to Success Evaluation begins with an in-person, self-administered survey with roughly 300 individuals and families in a handful of neighborhoods in Rochester, New York. Participants who complete the baseline survey will be randomly selected for either a control or a treatment group. The Bridges to Success Evaluation will follow-up with participants one and two years after their initial baseline interview. The in-person (CAPI) interviews will last approximately 45-60 minutes in length. The study is designed to capture information about a broad range of life experiences. Examples of survey modules include employment, health situation, social support and community, service utilization, and plans and attitudes about the future.


Jaime Faus


May 2017-December 2019