Measuring the Impact of Youth Justice Initiatives
Columbia World Projects is supporting a year-long evaluation of the Justice Ambassadors Youth Council, an innovative program led by Columbia University’s Center for Justice in which young New Yorkers, including those who have been impacted by the justice system as well as Columbia University students, work with city agencies and community leaders to author policy proposals.
The Room to Grow Model: Closing the Opportunity Gap for Young Children in Low-Income Families
This Columbia World Project brings together Columbia University faculty from the School of Social Work and Teacher’s College to address this challenge by partnering with the non-profit organization Room to Grow. The project will build on Room to Grow’s unique program model, which offers structured coaching and community connections to support parents during the first three years of their child’s life, as well as material goods for their babies.
Transforming Wastewater Infrastructure in the United States
Columbia World Projects is piloting a new approach to wastewater treatment in rural Alabama to demonstrate that improved wastewater treatment technologies and management models can yield health, economic and environmental benefits for rural communities across the United States.