Research Associate

Millenky’s current work focuses on evaluations of programs for at-risk young people. She is the project director for the PACE Evaluation, which is evaluating the nonresidential PACE model that blends academics and social services for at-risk middle and high school-age girls. Millenky also plays a key role in the national evaluation of YouthBuild, a second-chance program for out-of-school young people. Millenky is involved in many facets of the evaluation, including working with sites, overseeing the random assignment process, managing data, and contributing to the research design and impact analysis. Previously, Millenky led analysis and coauthored reports for the evaluation of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program. Similarly, she was a member of the impact analysis team for the Foundations of Learning project, a demonstration and evaluation of an early childhood intervention designed to improve teachers’ ability to manage challenging behaviors in the classroom, and for the evaluation of the Center for Employment Opportunities’ transitional jobs reentry program in New York City. Prior to coming to MDRC, Millenky received a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University. While at Georgetown, she worked at the U.S. Government Accountability Office and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.