Social Science Research Institutes

Mdrc

  • New York, NY
  • http://www.mdrc.org

Mission Statement

MDRC is dedicated to learning what works to improve the well-being of low-income people. Through our research and the active communication of our findings, we seek to enhance the effectiveness of social policies and programs.

Main Programs

  1. Human Services
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

MDRC conducts research throughout the United States, as well as in the United Kingdom.

ruling year

1974

Principal Officer since 2004

Self-reported

Gordon Berlin

Keywords

Self-reported

welfare research, education research, low-wage workers, children, families, poverty, community colleges, barriers to employment

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EIN

23-7379473

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (V05)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (B05)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (P05)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Human Services

MDRC's work is designed to be policy-relevant and to address issues of clear importance. Our 50-plus current projects focus on five areas: K-12 Education, Postsecondary Education, Families and Children, Low-Wage Workers and Communities, and Welfare and Barriers to Employment. Over the years, MDRC has worked in almost every state, all of the nation's largest cities, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$668,169,714.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

MDRC conducts research throughout the United States, as well as in the United Kingdom.

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MDRC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Mdrc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Gordon Berlin

BIO

Berlin became president of MDRC September 1, 2004. Prior to becoming president, he served as MDRC's chief operating officer, overseeing MDRC's activities in the Work, Community, and Economic Security policy area and in the Education, Children, and Families policy area. His responsibilities included planning, developing, and managing new projects and directing the organization's ongoing work related to the hard-to-employ, low-income workers, community employment initiatives, child development, marriage, whole-school reform, and instructional improvement. Before joining MDRC in 1990, Berlin was Executive Deputy Administrator for Management, Budget and Policy at the New York City Human Resources Administration. He also worked as a program officer and Deputy Director of the Ford Foundation's Urban Poverty program and as a program analyst and project officer in the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. Throughout his career, Berlin has developed and managed programs to address problems associated with welfare dependency, homelessness, teenage pregnancy, early childhood development, poverty, health and unemployment, and other issues of concern to low-income families and communities. He founded and, for seven years, served as the Executive Director of the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation, a Canadian nonprofit formed at the request of the Canadian government to test innovative employment-focused programs. Berlin has authored and coauthored numerous publications on employment and social welfare issues.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Robert Solow

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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