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Research Fellow
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Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
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Dr. Matthew Morton is a Research Fellow at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago with expertise in youth development, youth homelessness, evaluation of complex interventions, and evidence-based practice. Morton currently leads the youth homelessness agenda at Chapin Hall. He is principal investigator for Voices of Youth Count, a national research and policy initiative focused on building evidence to support action on ending youth homelessness. Morton has worked as an advisor in the U.S. Administration for Children and Families and was a key contributor to the development of the U.S. Government’s national strategy to end youth homelessness and efforts on addressing child trauma. He has also worked on youth, poverty, gender, and labor programs and policy as an Economist at the World Bank. Morton has founded and worked with numerous community youth development programs since he was a teen himself. He is passionate about the intersections of evidence, empowerment, and action.

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