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On Track to Success: The Fourth Year Evaluation of Congreso’s Éxito Program

Congreso de Latinos Unidos has partnered with Edison High School on the Éxito™ initiative since 2008-09 with the goal of reducing the school’s high dropout rate and increasing graduation rates. The program has received support from a variety of funders in its five-year history, including Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services (DHS), The Pew Charitable Trusts, Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, Philadelphia Youth Network, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, and the Comcast Corporation.

This Year Four report continues to follow the first two cohorts of program participants who had completed the Éxito™ program by 2011-12 and examines whether there was any lasting impact of Éxito™ for these students. The report focuses on the program’s two long-term outcomes–preventing high school dropout and increasing high school graduation—and also re-examines the early warning indicator outcomes that were the focus of the evaluation in previous years.