Our Reach

Generating Social Value

For every $10,000 dollars invested by TAHP, there is a return of $26,000 in social value to participants, families and the public.

Based on SEED Competency Ladders™

How We Achieve and Quantify Change

The Alex House Project supports and tracks stage-to-stage, strength-based growth of young parents, their children, and peer leaders. Our peer leadership, parent training model continually uplifts participants. Gradually, they become ready to serve as parent educators and community leaders, role models and mentors.

The Alex House ecology nurtures supportive relationships and inspires community leadership. It transforms despair (due to lack of support, living in underprivileged neighborhoods and being identified as “disconnected youth”) into hope and belief in new life possibilities. Parent educators are paid stipends and function as staff.

They are equipped with training in case management, mental health, first aid for youth, and delivery of the Alex House curriculum. The job skills developed by co-leading outreach and providing services equips them for future employment opportunities.

Through direct contact and interviews, as well as follow-up with alumni, we use a stage-model assessment approach to document major advances in the life trajectories of our participants.

Since spring 2013, 194 young parents have received parenting education and other services such as: employment and educational referrals, healthy meals, guidance from local leaders, and peer support to develop leadership abilities at a micro (family) and macro (community) level.
Outcome performance

Tracking against our
Theory of Change in 2018 reveals:

Supportive services
Apart from the benefits of AHP parenting classes, participants were also assisted in parenting support, child development, education or training, employment, housing, community connection, social support, and other categories. A total of 174 service supports were provided.


We’ve assisted 20 HS/HSE students in tutoring and testing prep.


Moms have been trained to work in AHP leadership.


We’ve assisted four moms to enroll in college and we’re supporting their continued matriculation;


of men and women referred to The Alex House Project completed a parenting class.
“I can say that I don’t feel so alone anymore thanks to joining the group. The ladies have helped me to express myself more and also to stand up for myself in tough situations.”
Young Parent