UNITED WAY EXAMPLES
- United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley - Connecting School with Afterschools Initiative Results 2009 (2009)
Presentation reporting on the successes of the Boston's Connecting School with Afterschools initiative. The initiative is grounded in findings from the 2005 Massachusetts After-School Research Study (MARS), which found that afterschool programs with stronger connections to schools had more engaging, challenging activities, higher staff engagement, and higher quality homework assistance.
- United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley — Connecting School and Afterschool: 15 Ways to Improve Partnerships (2008)
These cards are the result of an initiative where 8 greater Boston-based afterschool programs examined how children positively benefited from strong partnerships between their schools and afterschools. Each card outlines an activity with subsequent step-by-step action plans including helpful tips along the way for afterschool program directors.
- Boston - Tips for Connecting Schools and Afterschools (2008)
A list of tips for afterschool program directors who wish to align their afterschool programming with school curricula. Includes tips for relationship management, systems building, and alignment with curriculum.
- Valley of the Sun United Way (VSUW)/Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) (2010)
In 2010, VSUW and AzCASE, in partnership with community stakeholders, developed an actionable agenda to strengthen the impact Maricopa County's out-of-school time programs have with children and youth. They accomplished this goal over several months by engaging with stakeholders ranging from policymakers, school administrators, local program directors and business leaders to parents and young people. They also formed four subcommittees, Access, Awareness, Coordination, and Quality. The subcommittees and meetings were structured to create by the end of a series of meetings one issue from each focus area with clearly defined opportunities, strategies, and tactics, a resource map and timeline for implementation. Below are the meeting agendas, presentations and facilitator notes the partnership developed and used as well as a synopsis, executive summary and the complete Maricopa County Afterschool Action Agenda.
- United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg — Richmond's Out-of-School Time Action Agenda & Snapshot - 2009 (2009)
Richmond's Actionable Agenda of Out-of-School Time sets forth strategies to increase collaboration and joint management of out-of-school time programs, engage regional and state policy makers in expanding programs as an economic development necessity, improving the quality of programming and the tracking of results citywide, and facilitating increased access to opportunities for young people and their parents.
- United Way Worldwide - Planning Principles Overview
Outcome focused planning for community change. Principles for building effective community change strategies.
- United Way Worldwide — Inputs for Action Planning
Questionnaire designed to help action planners determine if they have the inputs in place for outcome-focused planning for community change.
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Please submit your out-of-school time publications, videos, pictures, case studies, best practices, blog articles, reports and media mentions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your submissions will be reviewed by the education team and we will contact you if your tools are selected for inclusion in the toolkit. Thanks in advance for your submissions and contribution to our networks' work in out-of-school time.