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Violence Policy Center;
This study examines the problem of black homicide victimization at the state level by analyzing unpublished Supplementary Homicide Report (SHR) data for black homicide victimization submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The information used for this report is for the year 2017. This is the first analysis of the 2017 data on black homicide victims to offer breakdowns of cases in the 10 states with the highest black homicide victimization rates and the first to rank the states by the rate of black homicide victims.It is important to note that the SHR data used in this report comes from law enforcement reporting at the local level. While there are coding guidelines followed by the law enforcement agencies, the amount of information submitted to the SHR system, and the interpretation that results in the information submitted (for example, gang involvement) will vary from agency to agency. This study is limited by the quantity and degree of detail in the information submitted.
Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana;
Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana (YPII) conducts an annual survey with Community Foundations that promote youth philanthropy through a youth council or school-based program. Collected data is used to summarize the work and impact of youth philanthropists in Indiana communities, as well as provide insight into youth philanthropy trends. This one-pager summarizes that data.
Indiana Community Foundation;
An infographic summarizing Indiana Community Foundation's youth programs from 2015-2016 across four areas which include: serving, leading, giving, and engaging.
Distills evaluations of a state program to promote college preparation and access for low-income students. Assesses links between preparation courses and college attendance and completion, successful support practices, and retention efforts.
Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest);
This report presents information on the clients and agencies in the state of Indiana. The information is drawn from a national study, Hunger in America 2010, conducted in 2009 for Feeding America (FA) (formerly America's Second Harvest), the nation's largest organization of emergency food providers. The national study is based on completed in-person interviews with more than 62,000 clients served by the FA national network, as well as on completed questionnaires from more than 37,000 FA agencies. The study summarized below focuses on emergency food providers and their clients who are supplied with food by food banks in the FA network. Key Findings:The FA system in Indiana provides emergency food for an estimated 694,500 different people annually.43% of the members of households in Indiana are children under 18 years old (Table 5.3.2). 37% of households include at least one employed adult (Table 5.7.1). Among client households with children, 81% are food insecure and 37% are food insecure with very low food security (Table 184.108.40.206).46% of clients in Indiana report having to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities or heating fuel (Table 6.5.1).36% had to choose between paying for food and paying for medicine or medical care (Table 6.5.1). 30% of client households in Indiana report having at least one household member in poor health (Table 8.1.1) At the administration of this survey, 11 food banks or FROs affiliated with FA operated in Indiana. Of the agencies that were served by those organizations, 1,115 agencies that had their operation within the state responded to the agency survey. Of the responding agencies, 852 had at least one food pantry, soup kitchen, or shelter.74% of pantries, 70% of kitchens, and 36% of shelters are run by faith-based agencies affiliated with churches, mosques, synagogues, and other religious organizations (Table 10.6.1).Among programs that existed in 2006, 86% of pantries, 80% of kitchens, and 62% of shelters in Indiana reported that there had been an increase since 2006 in the number of clients who come to their emergency food program sites (Table 10.8.1).Food banks are by far the single most important source of food for agencies with emergency food providers, accounting for 63% of the food distributed by pantries, 48% of the food distributed by kitchens, and 37% of the food distributed by shelters (Table 13.1.1).As many as 94% of pantries, 90% of kitchens, and 79% of shelters in Indiana use volunteers (Table 13.2.1).
W. J. Usery Workplace Research Group at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies;
We use non-experimental data from a large panel of schools and districts in Indiana to evaluate the impacts of math curricula on student achievement. Using matching methods, we obtain causal estimates of curriculum effects at just a fraction of what it would cost to produce experimental estimates. Furthermore, external validity concerns that are particularly cogent in experimental curricular evaluations suggest that our non-experimental estimates may be preferred. In the short term, we find large differences in effectiveness across some math curricula. However, as with many other educational inputs, the effects of math curricula do not persist over time. Across curriculum adoption cycles, publishers that produce less effective curricula in one cycle do not lose market share in the next cycle. One explanation for this result is the dearth of information available to administrators about curricular effectiveness.
Discusses results and lessons learned from efforts on nine campuses to improve the retention rates of underserved first- and second-year students through summer programs, mentoring, other supports, and faculty development as part of a Lumina initiative.
Presents results of a survey of central Indiana's National Merit Scholars on their college and career choices, as well as their views on factors for academic success, the importance of teachers, and priorities for improving the educational system.
Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University;
Presents findings from a survey of Indiana residents on whether they trust nonprofits and charities to do what is right, compared with governments and corporations. Examines who trusts which institutions and how trust in one affects trust in the others.
Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University;
Compares sources of revenue, staffing, volunteers, services, governance, financial management, information technology, and other criteria for Indiana faith-based organizations and secular charities. Includes recommendations for policymakers.
National Youth Employment Coalition;
Profile of Indiana's policies and financing of secondary education options for young people from the the publication Expanding Options: State Financing of Education Pathways for Struggling Students and Out-of-School Youth (2008).
Gives an overview of a state program to ensure academic support and financial aid for college-bound students, and examines its impact on college enrollment and retention. Discusses implications for improving low-income students' postsecondary attainment.