Partnership for After School Education

Issue 88

November 14, 2014

Out-of-School Time (OST) Research and Resource Hub

Youth Today, with support from The Robert Bowne Foundation, has launched the Out-of-School Time (OST) Research and Resource Hub, which focuses on topics that address relevant and critical issues in OST. The Hub provides a complete learning experience for anyone who works in OST with children and youth, and also provides resources for board members, funders, researchers, and policy makers who want to gain an in depth understanding of some of the critical issues in the OST field. The first topic area available on the Hub is Language and Literacy, and more will be available soon. Each topic area will provide resources, articles, research, program examples, and professional development opportunities, all grounded in practice for in-depth exploration and deeper learning.

November 14, 2014

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) and the featured speaker of PASE's 2012 Janet Kelley lecture, recently released Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. The book tells the story of EJI, a nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system; the people the organization represents; and the importance of confronting injustice. On November 19, 2014 at 6:30pm, Stevenson will give a talk and book signing at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation in Brooklyn, NY.