The Wallace Foundation released a report on on their Better Together conference to help cities find
resources to build afterschool systems.
Originally posted in the Wallace Foundation’s Newsletter
A decade ago, afterschool systems – which coordinate the work of programs, government, funders and other key afterschool players so they can together build more and better programming for kids – were a rarity in American cities.
Not so now, judging by the 57 city teams at a recent conference on afterschool systems.
Read about what they learned from one another and field pioneers in a report released today: Better Together: Building Local Systems to Improve Afterschool (A Conference Report).
The report captures clear themes about how systems can open the way to strong afterschool programming for more disadvantaged children – by improving program quality, collecting and using data for informed decision-making, getting the mayor on board, and even finding creative solutions to transportation problems.
Want to view excerpts of the conference’s opening session? Watch the videos.
*pictured above: Girls Rock, RI rock the AfterZone