- Program Education
- Program Area Advancing Afterschool
- Grant Amount $225,000
- Grant Period October 1, 2011–September 30, 2014
- Location Providence, RI, United States
- Geographic Focus Rhode Island
About this grant
This grant will support the United Way of Rhode Island to coordinate the Rhode Island Statewide Afterschool Network. In addition to continuing the network’s core work to advance afterschool in Rhode Island, it will complete a multiyear project to implement a new summer school model in up to three districts. The network seeks to help communities in Rhode Island rethink their approach to summer school, promote greater collaboration among teachers and community partners, and begin the conversation about shared accountability for academic outcomes between school districts and community-based organizations. To ensure that new models and best practices are incorporated nationally, the network will share lessons learned and products with the other statewide afterschool networks.