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October 4, 2012
A Shared Vision for Youth: Common Outcomes and Indicators
Do America's youth-serving organizations agree on the outcomes they should seek for young people and the indicators they should use to measure progress?
September 24, 2012
Issue Brief: Arts Enrichment in Afterschool
The importance of the arts in a child's development is recognized by policy makers at the federal and state levels and by administrators and teachers at the ...
September 21, 2012
For Cities, High-Tech Coordination in AfterSchool
Building Management Information Systems to Coordinate Citywide Afterschool Programs: A Toolkit for Cities
In this toolkit, the National League of ...
September 13, 2012
100 Best Communities for Young People 2012
In a celebration of America’s young people and the communities most dedicated to helping local youth graduate from high school, America’s Promise Alliance ...
September 4, 2012
Forward Promise Innovation Grants: Young Men of Color
Forward Promise Innovation Grants: Promoting Opportunities for the Health and Success of Young Men of Color, an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, aims ...
August 23, 2012
College Access 101: How Afterschool Can Bridge the Gap (Archived webinar)
Afterschool programs can play a significant role in helping students prepare for college, as well as understand the sometimes challenging admissions process. Through ...
August 16, 2012
Expanded Learning Time: What Research Says
This report, comissioned by the Wallace Foundation, reviews 80 studies of initiatives to lengthen the school day or year or offer learning opportunities outside of ...
August 3, 2012
The Common Core Standards: What Do They Mean for Out-of-School Time?
The expansion of the Common Core State Standards in education opens new doors for out-of-school time (OST) providers to align their work with schools. The standards ...
August 2, 2012
Start Planning For Lights On Afterschool 2012!
On October 18, more than 1 million people will gather at some 7,500 sites across the country and at U.S. military bases worldwide to rally in support of the ...
July 20, 2012
Study Shows Chicago Counseling Program Reduces Youth Violence, Improves School Engagement
A new study by the University of Chicago Crime Lab, in partnership with the Chicago Public Schools and local nonprofits Youth Guidance and World ...
July 20, 2012
Grant Alert: Nature Explore Classroom Grants
The Mary Kay Foundation has partnered with The Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation to fund the Nature Explore Classroom Grants. Nature ...
July 6, 2012
KaBoom Offers Playground Joint Use Grants
KaBOOM! will award $15,000 and $30,000 Let’s Play Joint Use Grants to support the opening of school playgrounds to the public during non-school hours. Apply and ...
July 6, 2012
Extreme Heat: Prevent and Recognize Heat-Related Illness in Kids
As record heat descends upon much of the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeing an alarming increase in heat-related illnesses. The ...
July 2, 2012
Making the Connections: A Report on the First National Survey of Out-of-School Time Intermediary Organizations
Even in a recessionary economy, out-of-school time (OST) intermediaries -- nonprofits that coordinate partnerships among schools, providers, and government -- help ...
June 29, 2012
Federal Funds for Street Outreach Program
This outreach program offers federal funds to organizations that provide street-based services to runaway, homeless and street youth who have been subjected to, or ...
June 29, 2012
Learning Still in Demand When Temperatures Rise
Summer learning programs for kids are facing growing enrollment and tighter budgets, according to a survey released on June 21 by the Afterschool Alliance ...
June 18, 2012
Expanded Learning: Partnerships with a New Twist and a New Name
In this commentary, Ellen Gannett, Director of the National Institute on Out of School Time, reflects on the history of out-of-school time and what expanded ...
June 14, 2012
Examining How Place-Based Strategies Can Bridge Gaps in Services for Families
So-called “place-based strategies” have been gaining attention for their cross-cutting approaches to delivering housing, education and health care in a ...
June 7, 2012
After-School Data: What Cities Need to Know
Data, smartly employed, can help after-school decision-makers with everything from allocating resources fairly to improving program quality. But what information is ...
June 5, 2012
The White House Council for Community Solutions: Community Solutions for Opportunity Youth
The White House Council for Community Solutions was created to engage a diverse group of prominent cross-sector leaders to connect, convene and catalyze the best ...
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