NEWS

  • The CDC Foundation contracts ACR to convene a Virtual Partner Panel Meeting and lead qualitative data collection support their efforts to promote child well-being and prevent child sexual abuse.

  • Ohio Department of Education contracts ACR as an external evaluator for their 3-year Department of Justice STOP School Violence grant.

  • Our article with researchers from the CDC Department of Violence Prevention hits 1,000 downloads! We’re excited that our research, conducted in partnership with Banyan Communications, is having an impact!

  • Computer Science for Rhode Island (CS4RI) officially launched their school-based campaign to broaden participation in computer science. The campaign was developed by ACR and Banyan Communication with funding from the Siegel Family Endowment. Posters, classroom materials, and teacher resources are available through CS4RI.

  • ACR was contracted by the Maryland State Department of Education to conduct a needs assessment of Child Care providers across the state running the Child & Adult Care Food Program. We’re looking forward to speaking with folks across the state (and eating some crab cakes!).

  • The Research Foundation at City University of New York, in partnership with NYC DOE Office of Postsecondary Readiness and ACR, were awarded a 3-year, Perkins Innovation and Modernization Grant. We’re excited to evaluate this great program to improve and expand CTE opportunities for NYC youth!

  • Pennsylvania State Department of Education, supported by ACR, was awarded a 3-year, Team Nutrition Training Grant for Innovative State Training ProgramsWe’ll be evaluating the effectiveness of Culinary Trainings for school food service, and hopefully picking up some knife

  • ACR is contracted by the USDA Food & Nutrition Service to lead qualitative research to revise educational materials for child care providers participating in the Child & Adult Family Care Program. These resources for feeding toddlers will help child care providers across the country provide healthy and nutrition meals to children in their care.

  • ACR partners with It’s Working Project to survey teachers with young families to learn their needs and collect evidence to inform policy that better supports mothers returning to work.

  • ACR has been contracted to evaluate three difference summer programs for the NYC DOE Office of Community Schools: 1] The Bank of America CTE Summer Scholars program; 2] School-Based Summer Youth Employment (for the 2nd straight summer); and 3] The Middle School JumpSTART summer bridge program.

  • ACR Research Associate Austen Lazarus’s roundtable discussion has been accepted for the 2019 ASHA School Health ConferenceHer research looks at strategies for supporting and empowering educators to address students’ mental health needs.

  • CDC researchers published a paper in the Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal which included ACR researchers Gerad O’Shea and Jessica Nguyen as co-authors. The article, Commonalities and differences in social norms related to corporal punishment among Black, white, and Latino parents, included ACR research conducted in partnership with Banyan Communications in 2017.

  • For a third year in a row, ACR is contracted to evaluate the NYC DOE’s Adult Learning program taking place across NYC 25 community schools.

  • Content Development Partner

    ACR brings the highest level of strategic thought, confidence, and professionalism to all projects. ACR has often been required to meet tight deadlines and manage multi-level client approval processes. They always deliver on time and without cutting corners, while managing expectations along the way.

  • Client, City Agency

    ACR takes the time to understand what I’m looking to learn from each evaluation, and they design and revise their methods to answer my specific questions. As a result, their research captures meaningful data and evidence of impact, and their analysis and recommendations directly relate to my programs. Their work has directly influenced programmatic decisions and policy.

  • Client, Higher Ed

    ACR’s knowledge, insight and understanding of our goals helped to foster a very collaborative working relationship. ACR’s team members became an invaluable part of my project team.

We’ve successfully partnered with other organizations on federal, state, and private sector contracts, and we’re always looking for new partners.