Systems Building Challenges for Afterschool Initiatives Webinar

Nicole Yohalem will discuss the relationship between outcomes and measures of quality and describe characteristics of quality assessment and improvement systems in an upcoming Afterschool Investments webinar: Systems Building Challenges for Afterschool Initiatives: Developing Common Measures of Quality, Thursday, February 19 from 1:00 pm–2:30 pm EST. The discussion will focus on the Collaborative for Building After-School Systems (CBASS) initiative to identify and track common measures of quality for out-of-school time (OST) programs. The webinar event will conclude with an interactive question-and-answer session between the panel and audience participants.

CBASS is a partnership of intermediary organizations in New York City, Chicago, Baltimore, Boston, Providence, Washington, D.C., San Francisco Bay Area, and Palm Beach County that are dedicated to increasing the availability of quality OST programming by building citywide afterschool systems. Over the past year, CBASS partners have worked to identify a common set of researched-based quality standards that are reflective of the goals and outcomes of the programs in their jurisdictions. Through this initiative, CBASS hopes to hold providers more accountable for the quality of their programs, make a better case of the impact of OST programming to stakeholders, and support systems-building and sustainability. Read more about CBASS in the Forum's Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary at http://forumfyi.org/node/580.

To register for the webinar, visit: https://compx11.eventcenterlive.com/cfmx/ec/register/reg.cfm?BID=1&RegID=18AD32A4. If you would like to submit questions in advance, email afterschool@financeproject.org.

 

Publishing Date: 
February 6, 2009