Partnership for After School Education

Issue 101

June 01, 2015

Engaging Students in Afterschool Learning

Since 1983, Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP) has served as a national platform for forward-thinking perspectives on family and community engagement research, practices, policies, and strategies. Over the course of four weeks (mid-May through mid-June), HFRP will dedicate their summer 2015 issue of FINE Newsletter (Family Involvement Network of Educators) to exploring how, and in what ways, afterschool programs can effectively engage students. The issue will include featured articles with a focus on the research supporting positive engagement and on examples of promising practices from providers in the field.

June 01, 2015

A National Newsletter of “Nonprofit Law You Need to Know”

Nonprofit Issues® is a national, electronic newsletter of “nonprofit law you need to know” for nonprofit executives and their professional advisers hosted by PASE's 2015 Janet Kelley Lecture speaker, Donald W. Kramer of Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP. Each week, the newsletter publishes a free answer to legal questions as well as regular issues of in depth coverage of recent cases and legislative developments. The site includes more than 750 free searchable questions and answers, and more than 120 Ready Reference Pages of plain language discussions of key issues of nonprofit law and governance.

June 01, 2015

A Candid Conversation with Reynold Levy

On May 20, American Express Foundation hosted a conversation with Reynold Levy, author of the new book “They Told Me Not To Take That Job: Tumult, Betrayal, Heroics, and the Transformation of Lincoln Center" as part of their Leadership Academy. American Express Foundation President Timothy J. McClimon interviewed Levy, former president of the Lincoln Center, where they explored strategies to unite people behind a common goal and manage conflict, as well as offered valuable leadership lessons. Levy shared how he was able to overcome obstacles and successfully transform Lincoln Center into a more visitor-friendly place. He also gave his perspective on the fragility of the nonprofit sector and the need for accountability. A video recording of the conversation is available for viewing.

June 01, 2015

Become a National Afterschool Matters Fellow

The National Afterschool Matters (NASM) Fellowship is an intensive professional development opportunity in which OST professionals from a range of youth-serving organizations and experiences engage in a facilitated inquiry-based experience to enhance their own practice and improve program quality and experiences for children and youth. NASM fellows are selected by application, and over a two-year process engage in reflection, inquiry, and writing activities that position them to inform and contribute to the quality of OST programs, practice, and the broader field. The fellowship includes two retreats held in Wellesley, MA (travel stipend provided), one in the fall of 2015 and the second in the fall of 2016. Application deadline is June 15, 2015.