In July 2006, the DeVos Family Foundations asked both Andrews University and Calvin College to conduct a ten year evaluation of the program to validate their investment.

"It will transform
how you shape
your ministry."

The results of the study showed that the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative not only impacted graduates’ work in positive ways, but it also positively impacted their personal lives as well. We share your passion for urban youth ministry. This is a program that will not only fuel that passion, it will transform how you experience life and how you shape your ministry.

Source

The below facts are a result of surveying DVULI graduates from 1998 to 2006. Research conducted by Curtis J. VanderWaal Ph. D. Andrews University, 2008 Achieving the Dream.
88% of graduates reported improved care of spiritual needs.
73% of graduates reported improved care of physical needs.
88% of graduates reported improved care of family needs.
92% of graduates reported improved care of mental and intellectual needs.