Toolkit for Expanding Learning
This toolkit is intended to provide resources for city agencies, school districts, intermediaries and other organizations interested in implementing or strengthening city-wide expanded learning opportunities, as well as state agencies and Statewide Afterschool Networks designing multi-city initiatives. These tools can guide such agencies as they develop plans for afterschool, summer learning and expanded learning time initiatives in their communities.
The tools were developed by leading intermediary organizations that are members of the Collaborative for Building After-School Systems (CBASS) and are based on these partners’ experience working with expanded learning stakeholders. Therefore, while we believe this toolkit provides a rich and diverse set of tools for building city systems for expanded learning and afterschool, it does not capture all of the many beneficial resources that can support city-wide expanded learning efforts.
The Collaborative for Building After-School Systems (CBASS) is a national coalition of intermediary organizations representing cities and regions across the country. We work to expand the availability of high-quality learning opportunities, including afterschool and summer, that help children gain the skills, knowledge and experiences they need to lead successful lives. We do this by helping cities and regions employ coordinated approaches to increase the scale, quality and accountability of programs, and to leverage the combined power of community organizations and schools to create integrated, effective and inspired learning systems for our children and youth.
TASC, New York
The After-School Institute, Baltimore
After School Matters, Chicago
Baltimore’s Safe and Sound Campaign
Boston After School & Beyond
Chicago Allies for Youth Success
Partnership for Children & Youth,
Bay Area, California
Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc.
Providence After School Alliance