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What Do You Want to Take Stock Of?

There are multiple types of information that are needed to translate goals into action effectively - information on children and youth, programs, policies, public and political will. This one-page handout provides a list of common ways that states and communities “take stock.”

Publishing Date: 
March 15, 2006

Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #9: When School Is Out, Museums, Parks and Libraries Are In

Parks, libraries, museums and other cultural organizations represent a diverse array of assets and share a broad mission to serve their communities, however, some may not realize the roles that these institutions can and do play in supporting young people during out-of-school time hours.

Publishing Date: 
January 1, 2005

Core Assumptions About Change

This two-pager summarizes the core assumptions that philanthropists, planners and policy makers consciously or unconsciously take into account when making decisions about where to focus their efforts to bring about change.

Publishing Date: 
December 15, 2006

Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #11: People, Places and Possibilities: Integrating Mentoring and After-School

This commentary explores the relationship between mentoring and after-school, two fields that have garnered significant policy attention and momentum over the past several years. The question is not which makes more sense — mentoring or after-school — but how can we utilize both strategies to increase the likelihood that young people have the supports they need to thrive.

Publishing Date: 
February 28, 2006

Adding It Up -- Brochure, Rationale and Guide to Mapping Public Resources for Children, Youth & Families

Brochure: Offering the highlights of what a CYF resource map can do, and why a state or community might benefit from one, the brochure can help you make the case and spread the word about your efforts.

Publishing Date: 
December 1, 2006

Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #2: High School After-School: What Is It? What Might It Be? Why Is It Important?

High school is becoming the next frontier for after-school advocates. The conceptual and practical leaps from programming for elementary and middle school students to high school students are significant, and the marketing challenges are huge.

Publishing Date: 
March 1, 2003

Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #3: Reflections on System Building: Lessons from the After-School Movement

On February 3, 2003, the Bush Administration unveiled its request to cut funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program by 40 percent in fiscal year 2004.

Publishing Date: 
May 1, 2003