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    Partnerships for After-School Success      

According to the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice (1998), one of the key elements of a high-quality after-school program is an effective partnership between community-based organizations and schools.  The Community-Based Organization and Local Education Agency/State Education Agency toolkits provide research supporting the need for school-CBO partnerships; successful strategies for creating and sustaining partnerships; and, checklists and tools.

Community-Based Organization (CBOs) Tool Kit

Making the Case

Research Tells Us:

Youth Deserve High-Quality After-School Programming Partnerships Between Schools and Community-Based Organizations are Crucial to High-Quality After-School Programming for All Youth Partnerships Between CBOs and Schools Help Youth Meet Educational Goals by Supporting the Development of Non-Academic Competencies that in Turn Support Academic Engagement and Achievement. Community-Based Organizations Help Youth Meet Educational Goals National Assembly Findings: School/Community Collaborations Matrix

Strategies for Success:

Principles of Effective Partnerships Strategies for Success: Do Your Homework! Become an Expert Strategies for Success: Build a Model Strategies for Success: Develop the Proposal Strategies for Success: Create Solutions Together Strategies for Success: Communicate Strategies for Success: Implement the Partnership Strategies for Success: Major Sources of After-School Funding

Checklists

Principles of Effective Partnership Checklist Memorandum of Understanding Responsibility Checklist Risk Management Checklist


Local Education Agency and State Education Agency Tool Kit 

Making the Case

What Research Tells Us About the Importance of Partnerships:

Youth Deserve High-Quality After-School Programming Partnerships Between Schools and Community-Based Organizations are Crucial to High-Quality After-School Programming for All Youth Partnerships Between Schools and CBOs Help Youth Meet Educational Goals by Supporting the Development of Non-Academic Competencies that in Turn Support Academic Engagement and Achievement. Community-Based Organizations Help Youth Meet Educational Goals National Assembly Findings: School/Community Collaborations Matrix

Strategies for Success:

Principles of Effective Partnerships Strategies for Success: Do Your Homework! Become an Expert Strategies for Success: Build a Model Strategies for Success: Involve CBOs from the Start (SEAs) Strategies for Success: Develop the Proposal Strategies for Success: Create Solutions Together Strategies for Success: Communicate Strategies for Success: Implement the Partnership Strategies for Success: Major Sources of After-School Funding

Checklists

Principles of Effective Partnership Checklist Memorandum of Understanding Responsibility Checklist Risk Management Checklist

 

Thanks to advisors who helped create this work:  Jen Rinehart, Afterschool Alliance; Phillip Lovell, Campfire USA; Bob Seidel, Communities in Schools; Jennifer Atkinson, Boys and Girls Clubs of America; Barbara Roth, YMCA of the USA; and, Jane Quinn, Children's Aid Society of New York.  In addition thanks to Amy Reesing and Lynne M. Borden, Univerisity of Arizona and Katrina Brown, who worked on the research and writing for the toolkits.

                               
NYDIC was developed with support from DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Lilly Endowment Inc. through a partnership with the Indiana Youth Institute and other generous funding.