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Supporting Afterschool Evaluation and Research

Harvard University

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $550,000
  • Grant Period September 1, 2004–September 30, 2006
  • Location Cambridge, MA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The Harvard Family Research Project at Harvard University will develop, and build the capacity for, a coordinated approach to applying research and evaluation to improve afterschool programs. Currently, afterschool programs are exploring ways to complement school-day learning without replicating the school day. At the same time, research and evaluation efforts are working to help afterschool programs across the nation provide quality enrichment that encourages learning and development.Multiyear funding will enable the project to compile and disseminate high-quality research and evaluation information; take part in the national discussion about best practices in programs and how to develop research and evaluation to improve programs; create research- and practice-based materials to support program development; and maintain and enhance the evaluation database Web site.Harvard Family Research Project, established in 1983, works to increase the effectiveness of public and private organizations and communities as they promote child development, student achievement, healthy family functioning and community development.