Bottom Line was invited to take part in the White House's My Brother’s Keeper panel in Washington, D.C. on Monday, October 17, 2016. The MBK "What Works Showcase", co-hosted by the White House, the U.S. Department of Education, Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Laura and John Arnold Foundation, and Results, was a science-fair meets demo-day style event designed to demonstrate successful interventions, raise awareness and increase pathways for career success.
Organizational Leadership, Staff and Alumni including our Massachusetts Executive Director Justin Strasburger, Perry Hull, one of our amazing counselors, and Martin Casiano, an extraordinary alum, represented Bottom Line in a showcase other organizations who show rigorous evidence of impact for all youth, including boys and young men of color. We were invited due to our long-term commitment to data and transparency in tracking program impact and student outcomes. Bottom Line is one of the few programs that has tracked and reported college acceptance and graduation rates for its' students since 1997.
Since 2010, Bottom Line has been empirically evaluated through a matched comparison student analysis (2010), by a regression discontinuity analysis of our students (from 2010–2013), and most recently, by a long-term randomized control trial evaluation (the gold standard of evaluations), which began in 2015 and will run for seven years. All of these have shown that Bottom Line is making a significant improvement on college graduation rates. Read more about our external program evaluation results .