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Title Hours of opportunity. Volume 1, Lessons from five cities on building systems to improve after-school, summer school, and other out-of-school-time programs / Susan J. Bodilly [and others]
Published Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 80 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Preface; Contents; Tables; Summary; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; CHAPTER ONE: Introduction; Foundation Goals and Expectations; Purpose of This Monograph; Methods; Organization of This Monograph; CHAPTER TWO: The Early Phases of the Initiative and Decisions Made: The Importance of Context; The Start of the Initiative; City Context and the Planning Process; Coordinating Structures; The Role of the Mayor; Summary; CHAPTER THREE: How Sites Attempted to Improve Access, Quality, Information, and Sustainability and the Progress They Made
Summary High-quality out-of-school-time (OST) programs have a positive effect on youth development, but many cities have found it difficult to address the challenges of expanding and improving the quality of programs offered to underserved and high-need students. In response, The Wallace Foundation sponsored an initiative to help five cities increase collaboration, access, quality, information sharing, and sustainability in their OST systems. The overall goals of the initiative were to increase access, improve quality, develop information systems for decisionmaking, and plan for financial stability. Each city received a planning grant, which it focused on particular efforts tied to city context and area of need. The first in this three-volume series describes the cities' early work under the grant and analyzes the conditions and activities that contributed to their progress in building a coordinated system of services to meet the initiative's goals. Specifically, it addresses how city context affected the approaches implemented, the effectiveness of these approaches, and important enablers of progress, particularly in the areas of collaboration and coordination. Of particular note was the finding that city context and the involvement of the mayor had a significant influence on both decisionmaking and outcomes. In addition, the cities depended on the ability to gain buy-in from the schools and other key stakeholders, as well as financial assistance through city budgets and grants to ensure sustainability."--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 79-80)
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Subject After-school programs -- United States -- Case studies.
School improvement programs -- United States -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Bodilly, Susan J.
Rand Education (Institute)
Wallace Foundation.
ISBN 0833050540 (e-book)
9780833050540 (e-book)
Other Titles Lessons from five cities on building systems to improve after-school, summer school, and other out-of-school-time programs