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Afterschool Alliance
1616 H St., NW, Suite 820
Washington, DC 20006
Tel.: (202) 347-2030
Fax: (202) 347-2092
Click here to access the Afterschool Action Kit. 

A tool for parents, community members or practitioners, the Kit gives advice on finding or starting a quality program, identifying program needs and resources (available in English and Spanish). From The Afterschool Alliance, a coalition of public, private, and nonprofit organizations dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for quality, affordable programs for all children has tools and tips on accessing funding and using communications to build support for programs among local residents, community groups, businesses and policymakers.

The After School Institute
2 East Read Street, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410-332-7467
Fax: 410-332-1824

The After-School Institute has been helping after-school programs achieve the highest standards of performance since 1999 via providing training for after-school providers.

After-School KidzMath
2000 Embarcadero, Suite 305
Oakland, CA 94606-5300
Phone: 510-533-0213 or 1-800-666-7270
Fax: 510-842-0348

Designed for children to use mathematics in settings outside the classroom. The games and activities help children learn key math skills while having fun. To meet the unique needs of after-school programs, they are designed for both large and small groups, require few materials, and can be used as free-choice or structured activities.

Harvard Family Research Project
3 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-495-9108

Fax: 617-495-8594

This series distills the wealth of information compiled in the Harvard Family Research Project Out-of-School Time Program Evaluation Database with each Snapshot examining a specific aspect of out-of-school time (OST) evaluation.The first snapshot in the series entitled "A Review of Out-of-School Time Program Quasi-Experimental and Experimental Evaluation Results," is a descriptive review of 27 quasi-experimental and experimental OST evaluations and provides an overview of the impact of OST programs on an array of academic, prevention, and youth development outcomes. It also includes a resource list of other OST evaluation reviews. The second snap shot entitled " A Review of Activity Implementation in Out-of-School Time Programs," examines the range and scope of activies being implemented in current out-of-school time programs to set a context for understaning the links between program activites and positive outcomes for youth.

The Promising Practices in After-School (or "PPAS") System
Attention: PPAS
1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009-5721
Phone: 202-884-8267
Fax: 202-884-8404

An effort to find and share ideas and programs that are working in after-school programs. The PPAS website is for after-school program directors who want to improve the qualitity of their programs as well as program staff, volunteers, parents, community memebers, policymakers, funders, researchers, and anyone else who cares about children and youth.

YouthARTS Toolkit for At-Risk Youth
1000 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-371-2830

The YouthARTS Web site is designed to give art agencies, juvenile justice agencies, social service organizations, and other community-based organizations detailed information about how to plan, run, provide training, and evaluate arts programs for at-risk youth.

School Resources

Center for Mental Health in Schools, UCLA
P.O. Box 951563
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563
Phone: 310-825-3634
Toll Free: 866-846-4843
Fax: 310-206-8716

Approaches mental health and psychosocial concerns from the broad perspective of addressing barriers to learning and promoting healthy development. Works to improve outcomes for young people by enhancing policies, programs, and practices relevant to mental health in schools. Site includes materials, technical assistance, continuing education, in-service training, tutorials, and news and trends in the field.

The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
Mailing Address:
Department of Psychology (M/C 285)
University of Illinois at Chicago
1007 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL 60607-7137

Office Location:
1040 W. Harrison St.
EPASW Building, UIC Campus
Rooms 1012-1030
Phone: 312-413-1008
Fax: 312-355-4480

Promotes coordinated, evidence based social, emotional and academic learning as an essential part of education from preschool through high school. Identifies and documents how SEL programming coordinates with and adds volume to other approaches that address children's successful development. Currently creating an educational leader's tool kit to address four fundamental issues: coordination and integration of SEL with core content curricula and other school activities; leadership and infrastructure supports necessary for high quality SEL implementation and sustainability; training and staff development; and assessment and evaluation.

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