VIDEO: Mayor and Philanthropist:
Why We Support Afterschool Systems

In a growing number of U.S. cities, diverse partners are working together to increase access to high-quality afterschool. Listen as Wallace Foundation President Will Miller moderates a discussion with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Dr. Jane Sundius of the Open Society Institute-Baltimore, highlighting the importance of afterschool systems for the well-being of children. The conversation opened a conference on afterschool system-building that drew teams from 57 cities to Baltimore in February, 2013.

Who’s Who:

The Honorable Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Mayor, Baltimore MD
Dr. Jane Sundius, Director, Education and Youth Development, Open Society Institute-Baltimore
Will Miller, President, The Wallace Foundation

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  • Introduction: Welcome remarks by Will Miller

    Introduction: Welcome remarks by Will Miller (3:00)

    Afterschool Systems in Context
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  • Part 1:  Why a citywide afterschool system?

    Part 1: Why a citywide afterschool system? (3:58)

    “Afterschool programs are not optional”—Dr. Jane Sundius, Open Society Institute—Baltimore
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  • Part 2:   Accountability and collaboration help build the system

    Part 2: Accountability and collaboration help build the system (5:02)

    “Hold people accountable”—Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Baltimore
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  • Part 3:  How to budget in tough times?

    Part 3: How to budget in tough times? (5:15)

    “Outcomes, outcomes, outcomes” —Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Baltimore
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  • Part 4: How to work with a mayor? A funder?

    Part 4: How to work with a mayor? A funder? (4:26)

    “Ask for more than just money”— Dr. Jane Sundius, Open Society Institute—Baltimore
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  • Part 5: Closing comments by Will Miller—President, The Wallace Foundation

    Part 5: Closing comments by Will Miller—President, The Wallace Foundation (6:21)

    Building Effective Local Collaborations
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Video produced for The Wallace Foundation by Industrial Strength Productions. © 2013

Additional Resources

- See the “Better Together” conference slideshow, with photographs submitted by 32 of the cities in attendance.