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The National Institute for Work and Learning (NIWL) at FHI 360 conducts high-quality research and evaluation to inform policies, practices and program models in education, employment, social services, and community systems. Our expertise is cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary. Our approach combines methodological rigor with deep content knowledge and a commitment to collaboration.
Launched by Johnson & Johnson in 1992, Bridge to Employment (BTE) inspires young people (14 to 18 years old) to stay in school, excel academically, and elevate their career aspirations. This fact sheet is an overview of the BTE initiative, NIWL’s role, key data and evaluation results.
The individuals and communities we serve include those from historically underserved communities, who may be impacted by poverty, displaced from education or the workforce, involved with the justice system, or experience systemic and institutional inequities. By collaborating with these communities to devise responses to their needs and priorities we advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in […]
Students try a variety of activities to learn about how the heart works, including seeing how much blood the heart pumps (and how fast!), measuring their pulses, learning which foods are heart-healthy, and seeing what happens when arteries get clogged. Find these activities and more on STEM2D.org.
This annual review summarizes the work and accomplishments of the National Institute for Work and Learning across the areas of college and career readiness, workforce development, and research and evaluation. It references major projects, publications and events, and uses data to demonstrate outputs and, where possible, outcomes. The review also mentions new work won and […]
Restorative, or humanizing language, removes stereotypes and labels and shows solidarity and support to people and communities impacted by a variety of circumstances. Through this guide, we encourage our clients and partners to support and lead change.
In 2021 FHI 360 began a collaborative project with the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education, to test a replicable 360 model designed to enhance the career and technical educational program offerings for teachers within Michigan juvenile justice facilities and potentially juvenile facilities throughout the nation. FHI 360’s technical assistance specialists […]
A New Justice Paradigm: Collaborative Approaches for an Equitable System, explores the justice system from the perspective of criminal justice practitioners and young adults aged 18 to 24 who have been impacted by the justice system. We take this approach both to understand better— at the ground level—the system that exists and to help imagine […]
Follow FHI 360’s STEM2D Coach and Bridge to Employment youth as they demonstrate the science behind making one of everyone’s favorite treats- ice cream! Host an event with your students where they can learn all about chemistry and how different states of matter are important in the ice cream making process.
This highlights the work and success of NIWL programming in 2020.