Washington DC

Evaluation Report: Urban Alliance High School Internship Program

Schools in high-poverty areas often lack sufficient resources and offer inadequate instruction. Moreover, because of family, neighborhood, and peer environment factors, low-income children attending these schools have difficulty taking advantage of the educational opportunities that do exist. In Washington, DC, where the program is headquartered (and where the cost of living is high), 27 percent of children under age 18 live below the federal poverty level. In Baltimore, MD, the share of children in poverty is even higher, at 34 percent.

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