Too often, organizations lack the means to connect research and evidence to their everyday programs and practices. Evidence may exist, but it’s not widely known or shared in a practical way. And day to day operations can be overwhelming, offering little time to learn from research, investigate and test new approaches, and document what works.
The mission of SCRI is to elevate the quality and impact of youth-serving organizations by making evidence actionable. SCRI bridges the research to practice to policy gap, walking alongside partners as they strengthen goals, implement high-quality practices, expand to reach more young people, and advocate for improved policies.
Why Partner with SCRI?
Evidence is our specialty
SCRI is an affiliate of BellXcel, a national OST leader with with over 25 years of community impact. We have vast experience implementing evidence-based OST programming in partnership with schools, community-based programs, and national nonprofits.
Data guides our work
SCRI’s team has years of experience collecting, analyzing, translating and harnessing the power of data to optimize youth programming. We help our partners focus their energy on strategies that will increase quality and deepen impact.
Collaboration leads to innovation
Everything we do at SCRI is in partnership with other organizations. Our team is skilled at transferring knowledge and building the capacity of partners in ways that lead to innovations in models and services.
In Their Own Words
What Youth Say about SEL Skill Development in Summer
In this research brief, SCRI analyzes qualitative and quantitative data from BellXcel-powered summer programs to learn more about youth experiences and to discover how, in their own words, scholars describe their social-emotional growth.
Research Brief: What Youth Say about SEL Skill Development in Summer
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Brenda McLaughlinSCRI Managing Partner
Brenda leads SCRI as Managing Partner and serves as Chief Impact Officer for BellXcel. She oversees research and evaluation and develops solutions to elevate the quality and impact of educational experiences nationally.
Prior to joining BellXcel, Brenda founded The Learning Agenda, a consultancy dedicated to helping nonprofits, philanthropies, and educators expand their capacity. She also served as vice president at the National Summer Learning Association. Brenda has a MA in public policy from Johns Hopkins University, and BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies from University of Pittsburgh.