HIPPY In the News

Reporters interested in learning more about HIPPY should email Adam Shapiro or contact him at 202.427.3603.

HIPPY USA Selected to the S&I 100 Index 

HIPPY USA has been named one of America’s top-performing nonprofit organizations on a newly launched giving platform! The Social Impact 100 (S&I 100), launched by the Social Impact Exchange, is the first-ever, broad index of U.S. nonprofits with proof of results and a high potential to reach even more people. Modeled on aspects of the S&P 500, the S&I 100 aggregates top-performing, evidence-based nonprofits so that funders – donors and foundations – can have confidence that they are contributing to organizations that consistently deliver impact. The Index helps these nonprofits find the capital they need to reach more people, and empowers donors to make a bigger difference.

And we are one of the 100 featured organizations on the index!

Covering 100 high-impact nonprofits and nearly 16,000 local affiliates that are implementing their solutions, the Index features nonprofits like ours that address the country’s most pressing issues in education, health, youth and poverty. Each of the 100 organizations has been rigorously screened for proof of impact and is only included in the Index if it has the ability to serve more people in need.

When donors use the S&I100, they can search for high performing nonprofits in the issue areas and locations they care about and give directly to the organizations in a few quick and easy steps, making it easier for nonprofits like us to raise funds to grow our work.

We are proud to be selected as a featured organization on the S&I 100! See for yourself and then share the good news with others who are looking to give with impact.

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HIPPY USA Commits to LEAP Project

The Clinton Global Initiative, developed by Bill Clinton in 2005, was created to “inspire, connect, and empower a community of global leaders to forge solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges”. In 2012, HIPPY USA committed to expanding the Leading to Educational Advancement Pathway (LEAP) program to an additional 100 caregivers. This program expansion will create a professional development system for home visitors throughout the HIPPY network to obtain advanced educational credentials. The LEAP goal is to enable HIPPY home visitors to improve their educational status by attaining Child Development Associate (CDA) credentials, Associate's or Bachelor's degrees, thus improving the outcomes of the children in their care.

Please go here to read HIPPY USA's full commitment.

HIPPY Deemed Evidence-Based Model

HIPPY was one of the original seven home visiting models program models designated as evidence-based by meeting the rigorous criteria set for funding under the federal Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program. The MIECHV program is designed to strengthen and improve programs and coordination of services for at-risk communities and to improve outcomes for those families. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) see home visiting as one of several strategies embedded in a quality early childhood system that promotes maternal, infant and early childhood health, safety and development, as well as strong parent-child relationships.

The HIPPY model uses well-trained peer home visitors to deliver 30 weeks of high quality school readiness curriculum directly to parents who then work with their own three, four, and five year old children. Using the HIPPY books and curriculum, parents spend one-on-one time each day with their children reading books and working with them on readiness activities. Because of the positive outcomes of our research, HIPPY is uniquely position to help states and communities meet their goals of increasing school readiness among vulnerable populations. Go here for more information about HIPPY and the MIECHV program.

California Evidence-Based Clearing House Gives HIPPY High Rating

Because of HIPPY's research, the California Evidence-Based Clearing House (CEBC) has given HIPPY a "2" rating, the highest rating possible for home visiting programs.

The CEBC uses two scales in which to rate programs. HIPPY's criteria was reviewed according the CEBC scientific rating scale. This scale is a 1 to 5 rating of the strength of the research evidence supporting a practice or program. A scientific rating of 1 represents a practice with the strongest research evidence and a 5 represents a concerning practice that appears to pose substantial risk to children and families. For more details about HIPPY and the CEBC rating, please go here.