The David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality partners with networks of youth programs to implement evidence-based quality improvement and accountability systems. Our research projects complement these place-based initiatives. In addition, we have a long tradition of strengthening place-based intermediaries and providing technical support to national partnerships like Ready by 21®

Place-based projects include:

  • National: Camp Fire; YMCA of the USA; After-School All Stars; Wyman Center; YouthBuild USA

  • Statewide: Kentucky; Rhode Island; Maine; Michigan; Missouri; Arizona; Maryland; Oklahoma; Arkansas; Texas; Vermont; Washington

  • City: Baltimore, MD; Cattanooga, TN; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Flint, MI; Ft. Worth, TX: Grand Rapids, MI; Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Jacksonville, FL; Kalamazoo, MI; Kansas City, MO; Louisville, KY; Milwaukee, WI; Rockville, MD: Nashville, TN; New York, NY; Oakland, CA; Omaha, NE; Prince George Co, MD; Rochester, NY; St. Paul, MN; Tucson, AZ: Victoria, BC Canada; Providence, RI; Atlanta, GA; Fargo, ND: Ann Arbor MI; Ypsilanti, MI; Alameda, CA; Buffalo, NY; Tampa, FL; Austin, TX; Portland, ME; Richmond, CA; Seattle, WA; Silver Springs, MD: Spokane, WA: Evansville, IN; Palm Beach, FL; Phoenix, AZ; Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; New Haven; CT; Sacramento, CA; St. Louis; MO; Charleston, SC; Richmond, VA; Erie, PA; Frederick, MD