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Expanding opportunities in America’s cities


New York, New York



Established by federal agencies and the Ford Foundation, MDRC combines research, experience, and know-how to improve the lives of low-income individuals and influence public policy and practice. With this grant, MDRC is developing the “college match” pilot and demonstration project to study the effectiveness of an advisory program that helps high-achieving, low-income urban high school students in Chicago and New York apply to and enroll in highly selective colleges.