Way2Work Maryland, or the Maryland Work-Based Learning Collaborative (MWBLC), is a five-year project funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Education. This project is a collaboration between the following partners:
Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
DORS will provide overall oversight of Way2Work Maryland project activities and the project team. DORS provides leadership and support in promoting the employment, economic self-sufficiency, and independence of individuals with disabilities.
For more information about DORS, visit: http://dors.maryland.gov/Pages/default.aspx .
University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) - College of Education
The University of Maryland (UMD) is a leading research institution and will be responsible for project implementation and model fidelity. The team at UMD will provide customized technical assistance to the local education agencies implementing Way2Work Maryland services. The College of Education promotes excellence in education and human services across the spectrum of abilities and individual differences.
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. (MPR)
Mathematica is serving as the independent evaluator on the project. The MPR team will be responsible for the management of and communications to the project team regarding the evaluation and provide technical and fiscal oversight of the Way2Work Maryland evaluation activities. MPR conducts research, data collection, and data analytics for governmental agencies, universities, non-profit organizations, and private companies. MPR has been assessing the effectiveness of policies and programs for nearly 50 years.
We are also partnering with the following Local Education Agencies (LEAs): Anne Arundel, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Frederick, Harford, Washington, and Worcester counties.