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This grant will provide support to the Partnership for Children and Youth to contribute to the Expanded Learning and Afterschool Project and the Learning in Afterschool & Summer Project. Blogs, videos, and articles by national afterschool and educational leaders will focus on engaged learning and learning time after school and in the summer. The grant will also support hosting a conference: How Kids Learn. Ultimately, the aim is improving access and the quality of out-of-school time learning to help expand learning opportunities for disadvantaged youth.
Principals See Children Flourish in Afterschool
Video Production by Duane M. Elling and Ann Richards
2011 Annual Report — Picturing Success: The Transformative Power of Afterschool
The Mott Foundation’s Pathways Out of Poverty program supports initiatives around the U.S. that promote learning beyond the classroom especially for traditionally underserved children and youth — as a strategy for improving public education.
This grantmaking includes strengthening afterschool through technical assistance, research, evaluation and policy development, and by building public support. We also fund community schools internationally under our Civil Society program, as well as afterschool-related projects in Mott’s hometown of Flint, Michigan via our Flint Area program.
Carla Sanger: 24 years of afterschool and still going strong
For almost a quarter century, LA’s BEST has depended upon its network of partners to provide high-quality academic and enrichment activities in elementary school neighborhoods most vulnerable to gangs, drugs and crime and at elementary schools with the lowest student test scores. The independent, nonprofit organization works in collaboration with the Los Angeles Unified School District, the mayor’s office, the city council and the private sector.
“This is no paper partnership,” said Carla Sanger, president and CEO of LA’s BEST, which currently serves 28,000 students in grades K-6 at 186 schools in Los Angeles. “Operating a program of this size requires a daily articulation of understanding. Everything depends on fluid communication.”
Sanger, a specialist in children’s education and advocacy for more than 40 years, first became acquainted with the value and utility of afterschool programming as supervisor of day-care services for the state of New Jersey in the mid-1970s.
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Expanding Minds and Opportunities
The Expanded Learning & Afterschool Project is pleased to provide a complete online version of every article in Expanding Minds and Opportunities: Leveraging the Power of Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success. A collection of 70 articles, reports and studies by more than 100 authors, the groundbreaking compendium presents examples of effective practices, programs and partnerships and policies that demonstrate how after school and summer learning programs are yielding positive outcomes for students and their families. All of the articles may be printed, downloaded, shared and used freely, so long as the content is attributed to the author(s) and the Expanded Learning & Afterschool Project.
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