Archived Webinar Series: Strengthening Citywide After-School Opportunities
Millions of children and teens lack access to out-of-school time programs that provide rich opportunities for growth, learning and fun. One possible solution – coordinating the work of government agencies, private funders, programs and others involved in after-school programs – is being pioneered by a group of Wallace-supported city efforts.
In this free, three-part webinar series from Fall 2012, "Strengthening Citywide After-School Opportunities: New Insights, New Tools," experts from The Forum for Youth Investment, the National League of Cities and the Collaborative for Building After-School Systems shared a new suite of tools commissioned by The Wallace Foundation. The three webinars are described below. Find all three webinars archived here.
Improving Quality Systemwide
The Forum for Youth Investment introduced a new how-to guide for out-of-school time systems-builders that identifies the key stages and steps in building effective, sustainable and systemic approaches to quality improvement systems (QIS) for after-school. This webinar featured case studies from communities tackling the stages of cohesive QIS development.the Forum and the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, as well as local system builders from New York City and Austin.
Harnessing the Power of Data
Looking to implement a management information system for after-school or summer but don’t know where to begin or what questions to ask? This session introduced National League of Cities’ (NLC) new in-depth report comparing major data systems vendors and offers guidance from The Wallace Foundation’s recently released data tip sheets. Leading cities answered questions and advised how you can replicate successful strategies from around the country.
Check out the accompanying report, Building Management Information Systems to Coordinate Citywide Afterschool Programs: A Toolkit for Cities.
All About Intermediaries
In this first webinar, participants learned about the importance of intermediaries in Out-of-School Time (OST) systems, and what makes intermediaries effective. It featured findings from and reactions to the first national survey of OST, from the Collaborative for Building After-School Systems, and advice to cities on how to be most effective.
Find all three webinars archived and available for download in the link below.