Boston PIC Research: An Overview

The PIC partners with both the Center for Labor Market Studies (CLMS) at Northeastern University and the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy to conduct research and evaluation studies that inform the PIC’s policy and program priorities. CLMS, the Boston Private Industry Council's longstanding research partner, is nationally recognized for research on college enrollment and graduation outcomes, the high school dropout crisis and its consequences, and trends and developments in the youth labor market. The Rennie Center undertakes non-partisan, evidence-based research on the effectiveness of public education policies and practices.

The PIC’s research section includes links to CLMS and Rennie Center research reports, reports written by PIC staff, and reports from partner organizations, such as the Boston Public Schools.

On July 9, 2013, CLMS released a new research study on the summer employment experiences and behaviors of 2012 Youth Violence Prevention (YVP) employment program participants and those of a comparison group. The executive summary and full report can be downloaded here:

  1. The Summer Employment Experiences and the Personal/ Social Behaviors of YVP Employment Program Participants and Those of a Comparison Group (Executive Summary)
  2. The Summer Employment Experiences and the Personal/ Social Behaviors of YVP Employment Program Participants and Those of a Comparison Group (Research Paper)