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Increasing Literacy Proficiency for the Hispanic Dual Language Learner

Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $250,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2018–September 30, 2020
  • Location Boston, MA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Massachusetts

About this grant

This grant will support the Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership to continue programs that will become a national model to increase literacy proficiency for Latino English Language Learner students. Specifically, the Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership will: 1) provide an afterschool and summer learning enrichment program for English Language Learner students; 2) conduct a data-driven analysis of the program model; 3) refine and promote a national “best practices” model; and 4) develop national policy recommendations to support English Language Learner students in afterschool programs. The overall goal of this project is to help close the educational achievement gap between lower income English Language Learner students and higher income English speaking peers.