AfterZones: Creating a Citywide System

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 AfterZones: Creating a Citywide System

We are indebted to many individuals who helped make this study possible. First and foremost, we would like to thank Hillary Salmons, Elizabeth Devaney and Patrick Duhon of the Providence After School Alliance (PASA) for facilitating data collection, providing a wealth of information about the AfterZone initiative and reviewing drafts of the report. They graciously accommodated the many demands of the research despite their extremely busy schedules.

Several P/PV colleagues provided invaluable help with different phases of the study. Jean Grossman’s vast knowledge of the out-of-school-time (OST) field was vital in helping to shape the study and sharpen the focus of the report. Wendy McClanahan and Becca Raley offered valuable comments on early drafts. The report greatly benefited from the expert editing skills of both Chelsea Farley and Sara Hill, an editing consultant.

The Wallace Foundation’s longstanding commitment to helping more children and youth, especially those with the highest needs, realize the benefits of high-quality OST programs led to this study of the AfterZone initiative. We are especially grateful to Zakia Redd, Edward Pauly and Sheila Murphy for their guidance and advice throughout the study and their useful feedback on the report. In reviewing drafts, Pam Mendels, a senior writer at the Foundation, skillfully synthesized the comments of the Wallace team, including her own, to improve the report. We are very grateful for their contributions.

Finally, thanks go to Penelope Malish for designing the report; to Cara Cantarella for editing the final draft; and to Chelsea Farley and Laura Johnson, who edited the document and oversaw its publication and dissemination.

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