This Issue Brief describes the work of the OYES (Opportunity Youth Evaluations and Studies) project, an ongoing project looking at five multi-site evaluations of different opportunity youth projects happening across the US. It describes these evaluations and their scopes and research questions, and describes the cross-study learning that came out of a convening of the participating organizations in March 2019. This includes similarities and differences between the studies; insights and questions about OY evaluation; and what future OY evaluation and studies might focus on. (Note: this Brief does not describe or compare the impacts-related findings of the five studies, as four of the evaluations have yet to publish results as of this date.)
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