Author Archives: Suzanne Perry

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Findings Show Benefits, Challenges of Evidence-Based Programming

When the federal government started a new grants program in 2010 to finance and evaluate programs to reduce teen pregnancies, Hennepin County decided to give it a shot. The Minneapolis-area county already had a pilot project in two suburbs with … Continue reading

Posted in Children and Families, Evidence, Government Performance

Promise Zones Program Ramps Up Amid Uncertainty About Post-Obama Era

When the Obama administration announced the third and final round of Promise Zone communities in June, perhaps no applicant was more surprised to find itself on the list than South Los Angeles. “We were kind of in disbelief when we … Continue reading

Posted in Collective Impact, Government Performance