Build a Quality Improvement System – Step by Step!
Increasingly, communities, cities, regions and multi-site agencies are turning to quality improvement systems (QIS), intentional efforts to raise the quality of afterschool programming in an ongoing, organized fashion.
This interactive graphic describes 18 steps to building a QIS for afterschool. For each step, you’ll find a brief description of the process and why it’s important, followed by a story from a local community that has successfully accomplished that step. It's based on Building Citywide Systems for Quality: A Guide & Case Studies, produced by the Forum for Youth Investment and the Wallace Foundation.
|• Assess Readiness
• Form a Workgroup
• Make the Case
• Engage Stakeholders
• Identify a Lead Organization
• Define Quality
• Clarify Purpose
• Consider Information Needs
• Determine Costs, Potential Resources