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Project QUEST Evaluation

Public/Private Ventures

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2006–June 30, 2008
  • Location Philadelphia, PA, United States
  • Geographic Focus San Antonio

About this grant

Since 1993, Project QUEST has helped San Antonio residents access skills training to achieve its goals of promoting long-term employment and higher incomes among residents while meeting local businesses’ needs for skilled workers and enhancing the area’s economic vitality.This grant will enable Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) to conduct a longitudinal study using a random assignment design to determine Project QUEST’s impact on helping unemployed and underemployed San Antonio residents stay in the labor market and increase their wages over time. The study will allow city leaders to determine the impact the program is having on local residents to justify their present general fund investment in this sectoral employment initiative and safeguard the promise of future investment.P/PV, established in 1977, is experienced in analyzing public policy, conducting research, providing technical assistance, and designing and evaluating demonstrations, with a particular focus on youth and employment issues.