How We Measure Success

At LSA, we carefully set goals and track progress so that we can evaluate our outcomes, gauge effectiveness and explore ways to be more effective.

The result? LSA families show real, measurable improvement year after year.

Not only do we measure outcomes, but we have partnered with the New York Academy of Medicine, St. John’s University, Rensselaerville Institute, and NYU to design and execute research to learn what’s working and how we can be even more effective.

  • In 2012, a Robin Hood Foundation funded a collaboration with researchers from New York University’s Center for Research on Culture, Development and Education and LSA’s early childhood program, Home-Based with Socialization (HBS). The recommendations that resulted and were implemented are significantly enhancing this program.
  • Controlling Asthma through Home Remediation (CAHR) is a partnership between the New York Academy of Medicine and LSA, funded by the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to study the impact of improving the indoor air quality on children with asthma who live in public housing in East Harlem. A report on the intervention offered by our community health workers was released in 2017.
  • Through a grant provided by NYU, a small study is being conducted with participants in our Parenting and Child Development program who have children between 22 and 26 months old to measure the impact of program participation.  The study ran through August 31st, 2015.