Moving an Out-of-School Agenda

Recognizing the critical role of community-level change in moving an out-of-school agenda, the Forum began the GRASP Project — Greater Resources for After-School Programming — with support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. Through GRASP, the Forum partnered with four cities — Chicago, Kansas City, Little Rock and Sacramento — to assess their current work and deepen community discussions about out-of-school time. The report, Moving an Out-of-School Agenda, shares highlights and emergent patterns across the four cities. It is accompanied by ten short task briefs that summarize the common challenges cities face as they attempt to saturate their neighborhoods with high-quality supports and opportunities for learning and development.