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Helping Restore Ability is thrilled to be a chosen nonprofit partner with the University of Notre Dame Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO). During the fall of 2019, Helping Restore Ability went through a rigorous selection process to be one of 6 nonprofits to engage in a multi-year research study aimed at reducing poverty and/or improving lives in the United States through housing, health, education, criminal justice, and self-sufficiency. Throughout the program, HRA and LEO will work together to develop and test a research hypothesis and plan for broader rollout and funding opportunities for further study.

The Notre Dame University Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) is a nonpartisan research lab established in 2012 in the Economics Department at the University of Notre Dame. Through rigorous impact evaluations, LEO aims to identify the effective, innovative, and scalable programs and policies that reduce poverty and improve lives in the U.S. LEO’s research is conducted by faculty at Notre Dame and a national network of Faculty Affiliates. Findings from LEO evaluations support both on-the-ground practitioners and policymakers in making informed programs, policy, and funding decisions.

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