In the US, more than one child in five lives in poverty. What would happen if the schools they attend suddenly improved? A team of caring adults offered support, advice, and safety as they grow up? Someone paid their college expenses?
Would a long-term, comprehensive effort along these lines help children escape poverty?
These were the questions a client posed to Gargani + Company. We studied their efforts in 20 cities to provide long-term educational and social support to young people. We helped them construct a theory of change, developed common indicators, and created an online tool for collecting and analyzing data.
We didnâ€™t just unlock the potential of our client. We helped them unlock the potential of the young people they serve.