Wisconsin HOPE Lab: Harvesting Opportunities
for Postsecondary Education


Participation in Wisconsin postsecondary education is growing but students from low­‐income households, students of color, and students who are the first in their families to attend college are still being left behind. Ensuring that these students fulfill their potential requires finding new and effective ways to level the playing field, minimizing barriers to college completion by identifying replicable and sustainable interventions. The Wisconsin HOPE Lab is the nation’s first laboratory for translational research aimed at such, working to identify new problems and opportunities, develop appropriate interventions and evaluate them, and share knowledge with policymakers and practitioners in a timely manner.

Single Stop USA Implementation Assessment 

This mixed-method evaluation examines the implementation and outcomes associated Single Stop USA, a program that seeks to bring additional resources to individual students while helping educational institutions bridge traditional silos between educational and social service providers. Learn More (PDF)


On April 21st, Wisconsin HOPE Lab Founding Director Sara Goldrick-Rab was invited to hold a discussion on student retention and persistence issues in higher education with American Entrepreneur Mark Cuban. The discussion was part of the Education Innovation Summit hosted in Scottsdale, AZ.