Hours of Opportunity: Volumes I, II and III

Source: Susan J. Bodilly, Jennifer Sloan McCombs et al., RAND Corporation, October 2010

From the summary:
This three-volume report examines Wallace-supported efforts in five cities to build systems to improve the quality and accessibility of after-school, summer and other out-of-school time (OST) programs. The study concludes that the fledgling systems, which seek to coordinate the work of major OST players like schools, parks departments, and nonprofit after-school programs, hold some promise. It also describes major challenges the efforts face. Volume I, Lessons From Five Cities, looks at what helped and hindered the ventures. Volume II, The Power of Data, explores the use of management information systems by the five Wallace-supported projects and three other OST initiatives. Volume III, Profiles of Five Cities, describes in detail each Wallace-funded effort. A Wallace Knowledge in Brief highlights key study findings and offers considerations for those interested in OST system-building.

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