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Ball Brothers Foundation;
Muncie is a city built on resilience. From the industrial revolution through the Great Depression and two World Wars, the community's tenacious spirit continually propelled the city through hardships, always coming out stronger than before. But the inherent resilience that lives within Muncie has perhaps never been more evident than this past year.Keeping pace with the community, Ball Brothers Foundation championed resilient efforts in many fashions in 2020—from emergency Rapid Grants to support the urgent needs of today, to multi-year grants that position us for a better tomorrow.In total, BBF awarded a record payout of nearly $8.5 million. Read more about some of the community's resilient efforts in our latest annual report.
Violence Policy Center;
This study examines the problem of black homicide victimization at the state level by analyzing unpublished Supplementary Homicide Report (SHR) data for black homicide victimization submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The information used for this report is for the year 2017. This is the first analysis of the 2017 data on black homicide victims to offer breakdowns of cases in the 10 states with the highest black homicide victimization rates and the first to rank the states by the rate of black homicide victims.It is important to note that the SHR data used in this report comes from law enforcement reporting at the local level. While there are coding guidelines followed by the law enforcement agencies, the amount of information submitted to the SHR system, and the interpretation that results in the information submitted (for example, gang involvement) will vary from agency to agency. This study is limited by the quantity and degree of detail in the information submitted.
Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana;
Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana (YPII) conducts an annual survey with Community Foundations that promote youth philanthropy through a youth council or school-based program. Collected data is used to summarize the work and impact of youth philanthropists in Indiana communities, as well as provide insight into youth philanthropy trends. This one-pager summarizes that data.
Indiana Community Foundation;
An infographic summarizing Indiana Community Foundation's youth programs from 2015-2016 across four areas which include: serving, leading, giving, and engaging.
Violence Policy Center;
This report offers select data on lethal gun violence in states located in the Great Lakes region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin) drawn from Violence Policy Center (VPC) publications issued in 2018 as well as additional research. Types of gun death detailed in this report are: overall gun death (suicides, homicides, and unintentional deaths); homicide; suicide; black homicide victimization; females killed by males; and, examples of non-self defense killings involving concealed handgun permit holders (for the years 2016, 2017, and 2018)
Institute for Higher Education Policy;
Offers lessons learned and best practices from the state's successful efforts to raise access to and attainment of higher education through academic preparation, affordability, and a differentiated higher education system and by addressing student needs.
W. J. Usery Workplace Research Group at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies;
We use non-experimental data from a large panel of schools and districts in Indiana to evaluate the impacts of math curricula on student achievement. Using matching methods, we obtain causal estimates of curriculum effects at just a fraction of what it would cost to produce experimental estimates. Furthermore, external validity concerns that are particularly cogent in experimental curricular evaluations suggest that our non-experimental estimates may be preferred. In the short term, we find large differences in effectiveness across some math curricula. However, as with many other educational inputs, the effects of math curricula do not persist over time. Across curriculum adoption cycles, publishers that produce less effective curricula in one cycle do not lose market share in the next cycle. One explanation for this result is the dearth of information available to administrators about curricular effectiveness.
Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University;
Presents findings from a survey of Indiana residents on whether they trust nonprofits and charities to do what is right, compared with governments and corporations. Examines who trusts which institutions and how trust in one affects trust in the others.
Distills evaluations of a state program to promote college preparation and access for low-income students. Assesses links between preparation courses and college attendance and completion, successful support practices, and retention efforts.
Presents results of a survey of central Indiana's National Merit Scholars on their college and career choices, as well as their views on factors for academic success, the importance of teachers, and priorities for improving the educational system.
Gives an overview of a state program to ensure academic support and financial aid for college-bound students, and examines its impact on college enrollment and retention. Discusses implications for improving low-income students' postsecondary attainment.
Discusses results and lessons learned from efforts on nine campuses to improve the retention rates of underserved first- and second-year students through summer programs, mentoring, other supports, and faculty development as part of a Lumina initiative.