About Evidence2Success







e2s-logo(500)Mobile, Alabama joins communities of Utah and Rhode Island to implement the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Evidence2Success framework. Evidence2Success promotes healthy child development by supporting public investment in programs proven to help young people. The Evidence2Success framework is for civic leaders who are ready to commit to strategic alignment of resources, both financial and human, for child well-being in a new way – to prevent problems before they happen. It is a roadmap that helps communities and public agencies establish a partnership with a shared vision of child wellbeing. No single partner, strategy or funding source can support the community-level change possible through Evidence2Success.

Request for Proposals
Data Partner for Evidence2Success Mobile, AL Site

The Mobile Area Education Foundation seeks a proposal to provide expert data consultation services, data management and data analysis support as a “Data Partner” to the Evidence2Success initiative site in Mobile, Alabama. The Mobile Area Education Foundation has funders committed to support the work of the local data partner January 2018 – June, 2018 including an initial three-month planning period (January 2018 – March 2018). Click the following link for details: MOBILE Local data partner RFP. Also, you can find the answer to questions in the following document: Evidence2Success Mobile Data Partner_Responses to RFP questions

Strong African American Families Program

The Mobile Area Education Foundation (MAEF) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for entities to provide the Strong African American Families (SAAF) program to Mobile parents of early adolescent youth referred to the program by the following participating schools (Hall Elementary School and Williamson Academy 6-12) supported by the Mobile County Public School System (MCPSS). Proposal deadline is December 8, 2017. Click the following link to review the RFP: RFP – Strong African American Families – Posting (11.9.17). To receive notice when an informational webinar is scheduled, send an email to jparker@maef.net with your name, organization and email address.

Tracy Anderson (University of Georgia) will conduct a webinar on Strong African American Families the Monday after Thanksgiving.  The specifics of the webinar are as follows:

  • DATE:  November 27, 2017 (Monday)
  • TIME:  3:00 – 4:00 pm


Press Release: Mobile to launch Evidence2Success partnership with Casey Foundation

Lagniappe article: MAEF, City partners with Annie E. Casey Foundation 

Neighborhoods of Focus:


Martin Luther King, Jr corridor

Lower Dauphin Island Parkway

Mobile’s Strategy

Increasing the well-being of youth in these communities will be carried out through four (4) goals:

1) Build broad community support and organizing to support the needs of all youth

2) Invest in research-based programmatic approaches to serving youth,

3) Expand and formalize community leadership to develop, implement and improve upon city-wide youth serving programming and

4) Strengthen the use of data for program evaluation and continuous improvement.


Assessing the Strengths and Needs in the Community

Evidence2Success brings the right people to the table with the data they need to set priorities for young people. That requires getting a complete picture of the needs and strengths of children and youth in focus neighborhoods, and measuring changes over time. The Annie E. Casey Foundation offers Evidence2Success communities access to the Youth Experience Survey to get this comprehensive picture. The survey, administered throughout the public school district of a community using Evidence2Success, will help the Evidence2Success partners identify where it makes sense to work together and direct investments to help more children grow up healthy, ready for school and prepared for success in life.

Read more: Casey Evidence2Success Prioritizing Needs

Evidence2Success Press Conference (February 23, 2016)

Evidence2Success Media

Mayor Sandy Stimpson, City of Mobile
Steve Lafreniere, Alabama Dept. of Youth Services
Judge Edmond Naman, Strickland Youth Center
Dwayne Vaughn, Mobile Housing Authority
Don Stringfellow, MCPSS Board Commissioner
Rev. Levon Manze, City Councilman
C J Smalls, City Councilman
Carolyn Akers, Mobile Area Education Foundation
Suzanne Barnard, Annie E. Casey Foundation
Evidence2Success Partners