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Major findings about improving after-school programs across cities and making them more accessible to children.
Research and Resources
How Cities are Sustaining Their Afterschool Systems ›
This article highlights key considerations that go into sustaining an afterschool system.
Growing Together, Learning Together ›
This report details the four elements that current evidence and experience suggest are essential to a successful afterschool system.
Foundations for Young Adult Success: A Developmental Framework ›
University of Chicago researchers describe the elements that children need for adult success.
Research Findings to Support Effective Educational Policymaking: Evidence and Action Steps for State, District and Local Policymakers ›
These research findings can help policymakers – federal, state and local – improve learning opportunities for children, in and out of school.
Hours of Opportunity: Lessons from Five Cities on Building Systems to Improve After-School, Summer, and Other Out-of-School-Time Programs (Volumes I, II and III) ›
A major RAND report finds promise and challenges in a new citywide approach to improving the quality and accessibility of after-school programs.
The Cost of Quality
Out-of-School-Time Programs ›
A groundbreaking report details costs of strong after-school and summer programs; an online cost calculator can help users budget for different program types.
Knowledge in Brief: Calculating the Costs of High-Quality
Out-of-School Time ›
A Wallace brief summarizes key findings from a groundbreaking study of costs of high-quality after-school programs.
A Place to Grow and Learn: A Citywide Approach to Building and Sustaining Out-of-School Time Learning Opportunities ›
This Wallace-written report draws on the foundation’s work in five cities to describe a novel, coordinated approach to expanding and improving after-school programs.
Making Out-of-School-Time Matter: Evidence for an Action Agenda ›
A RAND report examines what is known about the after-school learning field, including demand for and quality of programs.
All Work and No Play? ›
This report on a national survey explores the often-overlooked views of parents and children on what they want from after-school and summer programs.
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