- Developing Effective Coalitions: An Eight Step Guide (2005)
The Eight Steps to Effective Coalition Building is a framework developed by Larry Cohen, et.al., for engaging individuals, organizations and governmental partners in addressing community concerns. The document offers concrete steps towards building effective partnerships and provides tips for making collaborations and partnerships work.
- Building and Sustaining Citywide Afterschool Initiatives (2002)
This paper highlights the experiences of several citywide afterschool initiatives with particular focus on the activities and strategies that contributed to building operational and sustainable citywide delivery of out-of-school time programs. This paper is intended to inform discussion, raise questions and present recommendations for out-of-school time leaders, policy makers, and other stakeholders.
- AfterZones: Creating a Citywide System to Support and Sustain High-Quality After-School Programs (2009)
Using a combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods, this study explores the Providence Afterschool Alliances system building strategy. The report explores the degree to which Providence's system-building strategy was ultimately able to provide middle school youth with easily accessible, high quality after-school programs.
- Hours of Opportunity Volume 1: Lessons from the Five Cities on Building Systems to Improve After-School, Summer School, and Other Out-of-School-Time Programs (2010)
This monograph outlines the data and methods used in the analysis, the cities' early planning efforts, and each site's progress toward improved access and quality, use of information systems, and greater sustainment. It concludes with a discussion of the factors that enabled coordinated system-building efforts and lessons for other cities.
- Hours of Opportunity Volume 3: Profiles of Five Cities Improving After-School Programs Through a Systems Approach (2010)
This reports presents descriptive information for each of the five case-study sites. Each chapter of the report represents a city case summary and descriptive information about local context, the out-of-school time sector prior to the Wallace initiative, the history of the initiative, efforts under the initiatives in terms of four major goals (access, quality, use of data and sustainability), and enablers and challenges to the out-of-school system work in each city.
- Investments in Building Citywide Out-of-School-Time Systems: A Six-City Study (2009)
This study raises a number of important questions for future research about patterns of investments; the differences between start-up and ongoing operating costs; and the types of funding, infrastructure and leadership models that can advance truly sustainable citywide out-of-school time systems.
- Strengthening Partnerships and Building Public Will for Out-of-School Time Programs (2009)
This guide describes specific actions that municipal leaders can take in their communities and presents brief city profiles to illustrate how they have been used around the country. These strategies, when implemented effectively, build upon and reinforce each other in ways that can sustain momentum and lead development of a comprehensive out-of-school time system.
- A Place to Grow and Learn: A Citywide Approach to Building and Sustaining Out-of-School Time Learning Opportunities (2008)
The purpose of this Wallace Perspective is to discuss the basis for this citywide approach and to describe six interrelated "action elements" that we believe are central it's success and sustainability.