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FosterEd Santa Cruz County
Year 2 Evaluation

This external evaluation prepared by RTI International examined the progress of Foster-ED’s Santa Cruz County pilot project. The evaluation, covering the second year of implementation, found that Foster youth receiving support from FosterEd: Santa Cruz County have seen significant improvements in their academic performance.  The evaluation also documents strong support from the adults who work with or are served by the project. The evaluators also lauded FosterEd: Santa Cruz County for its demonstrated flexibility in making program improvements based on changing circumstances.