The Vimenti Two-Generation Program
Housed at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico, and drawing on both public and private funding, this program seeks to lift families with children out of intergenerational poverty through a two-generation approach that simultaneously addresses the needs of children, youth and families through high quality education, including a K-2 charter school, and social and economic development services. All offerings are centered in one location, at the Ramos Antonini housing project in Puerto Rico, offering a one stop-shop approach.
The preliminary stage of work, a formative evaluation, including and evaluability assessment, was completed in June of 2019. The next stage of the work will include strengthening its data systems, and the coordination of external evaluations. The Lab will work with the findings of these studies and will translate them into lessons on policy and programming about what works to promote the economic mobility of families with children in Puerto Rico and other jurisdictions with stubborn levels of intergenerational poverty.