The Center for Promise
By the Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development CERES Institute for Children and Youth
The Center for Promise is the applied research institute of America’s Promise Alliance, housed at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Its mission is to develop a deep understanding of the conditions necessary for young people in the United States to succeed in school and life. The Center’s unique value as a research institute is its dedication to youth voice, whether by highlighting the voices and views of young people or through working with youth to develop and implement research methods to study the issues affecting their lives.
Since 2015, the Center for Promise has been a partnership between Boston University and America’s Promise Alliance. Its current work supports the campaigns and strategic initiatives of America’s Promise and focuses on topics related to positive youth development. The Center’s team is led by Sean Flanagan, Senior Director for Research & Evaluation at America’s Promise Alliance.
Welcome to Episode One of Re-engaging & Re-connecting With Students: A conversation with researchers and administrators on successes in the face of adversity. This web series, co-presented...
In partnership with MENTOR (the National Mentoring Partnership), CERES Institute is working with a set of school districts on how they can develop a “relationships strategy” for their schools. CERES Institute will serve as a research and evaluation partner for MENTOR during this three-year initiative.
In Florida, thanks to a robust school choice environment, parents of students with disabilities have access to several educational options through two specific statewide scholarship programs. To shed light on how parents utilize these scholarships, a team of researchers from CERES Institute for Children and Youth, in partnership with the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas, share findings from a mixed-methods study, conducted between fall 2020 to spring 2021, as well as implications for policy and practice.
Understanding Educators’ Experiences Supporting Students with Learning and Attention Issues During Covid-19
CERES Institute and the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) are partnering on a mixed methods research study to develop a deeper understanding of general educators’ experiences teaching students with learning and attention issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How can Debate-Inspired Classrooms better engage students as leaders in their own learning? The CERES Institute for Children & Youth is partnering with the Boston Debate League and Boston Public Schools’ Dr. William W. Henderson Inclusion School to answer this question and more.
The CERES Institute for Children & Youth is examining how the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Youth Services’ Youth Engaged in Services Initiative – the YES Initiative – provides voluntary individualized supports to youth involved with the juvenile justice system and the impact of the YES Initiative on youth recidivism rates.