Partnership for After School Education

March 31, 2017

From Strengths To Solutions: An Asset-Based Approach to Meeting Community Needs In Brownsville reports

Citizens' Committee for Children of New York (CCC) released a new report, From Strengths to Solutions: An Asset-Based Approach to Meeting Community Needs in Brownsville. Over the past year, CCC engaged individuals living and working in Brownsville to better understand the needs of the community. Children and families in Brownsville have long faced poor outcomes. CCC wanted to find out what drives those poor outcomes, and what assets already exist in Brownsville that local leaders and community partners can build on to bring change to the community. The report outlines the challenges and opportunities in Brownsville and CCC's recommendations to build on the opportunities underway in the community.

Other Articles in Reports

November 15, 2019

360 Civic Learning

Only 50% of eligible voters between the ages of 18 and 29 turned out to vote in the 2016 presidential election. Here’s another jaw-dropping statistic: Young people of color vote at about two-thirds the rate of their white counterparts. More often than not, young people who aren’t participating voters come from underserved, low-income, and immigrant communities. How can we better prepare them for such a fundamental form of civic participation? Generation Citizen has a new report that investigates studies of the activities and practices in communities that effectively drive civic engagement among young people from historically marginalized communities, in order to determine and highlight common qualities.

November 01, 2019

Toolkit for Undocumented Students - CARA

CARA has created a toolkit to help undocumented students realize their college dreams by presenting new ways to look at the college application process. It includes information about new resources such as the Senator José Peralta New York State DREAM Act, which was passed during the development of the toolkit. Educators, counselors, undocu-friendly organizations, parent(s)/guardian(s), and other young people can use the toolkit to support undocumented students in pursuing higher education.

October 17, 2019

Family Engagement Playbook

The Global Family Research Project has developed a new Family Engagement Playbook. The Playbook is a collection of evidence-based approaches that individuals, groups, and organizations can easily integrate into existing professional learning opportunities to cultivate meaningful and co-created family engagement. The approaches have the potential to change mindsets, build trusting relationships, and transform organizational practices.

October 17, 2019

Latino Student Representation at Public State Colleges and Universities​

Latino Student Representation at Public State Colleges and Universities, a report from The Education Trust's Broken Mirrors series, details how much work states have to do to increase the population of Latinos with a college degree, from enrolling proportional numbers of Latinos in community colleges and four-year colleges and universities to ensuring Latinos are just as likely as their White peers to cross the finish line once they start college.

August 21, 2019

Reclaiming Digital Futures

Digital culture and technology are changing the world, and community-based, youth-serving organizations can play a critical role in preparing youth for it. Developed through a collaborative process between researchers and practitioners, the Reclaiming Digital Futures toolkit is a curated cross-section of resources that relay knowledge and best practices in achieving real success in youth-centered digital learning. Download the associated report here.

July 01, 2019

2019 State Trends in Child Well-Being

The 30th edition of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT® Data Book begins by exploring how America’s child population and the American childhood experience has changed since 1990. Of the 16 areas of child well-being tracked across four domains — health, education, family and community and economic well-being — 11 have improved since the Foundation published its first Data Book 30 editions ago. The rest of the report, including the latest national trends and state rankings, rely on a shorter review window: 2010 to 2017. View the national data profile or download your state's data profile by visiting the website.

July 01, 2019

Investing in Successful Summer Programs: A Review of Evidence Under the Every Student Succeeds Act

For many young people from low-income households, summer can be a time of losing ground to wealthier peers. Fortunately, summer can also be a time to make gains. A new RAND report identifies programming that can help achieve that goal—and be eligible for federal funding through the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Investing in Summer Programs: A Systematic Review of Evidence Under the Every Student Succeeds Act describes 43 summer programs with research that not only backs the programs’ effectiveness but is also rigorous enough to meet the top three of four tiers of evidence laid out in the ESSA. This means they can qualify for a number of funding streams, including those in ESSA’s Title I section, a significant source of funding.

May 16, 2019

Success Plans: Promising Tools for Customizing Student Supports and Opportunities

Education Redesign Lab at Harvard Graduate School of Education released a new report, Success Plans: Promising Tools for Customizing Student Supports and Opportunities, identifying personalized success plans as a promising strategy to support children both in and outside of school. The report profiles 13 organizations and agencies that are already implementing different types of plans to support children’s success and well-being. It also identifies a set of principles and a companion toolkit to guide those interested in developing and implementing these plans.

April 19, 2019

Using Data to Strengthen Afterschool Planning, Management, and Strategy: Lessons from Eight Cities

A new report from The Wallace Foundation examines eight cities’ efforts to strengthen their afterschool systems by garnering reliable information for decision making, program improvement and advocacy. Using Data to Strengthen Afterschool Planning, Management, and Strategy: Lessons from Eight Cities describes how coalitions across public, philanthropic and nonprofit sectors worked to develop, operate and use data systems to improve afterschool programs in their communities.