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June 1, 2013

Measuring Social Return on Investment for Community Schools

The Finance Project and The Children’s Aid Society, June 2013 Case Study Full Guide The Children’s Aid Society (Children’s Aid) contracted with The Finance Project (TFP) to conduct a study to determine the social return on investment (SROI) of the New York City-based children’s charity’s community schools. An SROI calculation is a relatively new approach used to capture social value by translating outcomes into

February 1, 2013

Linking Common Core and Expanded Learning

Lisa Gonzales, Jessica Gunderson, Mara Wold, January/February 2013 Report A short report on how afterschool programs can reinforce learning from the school day and serve as partners in Common Core Standards implementation.

July 1, 2012

The Common Core Standards – What Do They Mean for Out of School Time?

Forum for Youth Investment, July 2012 Full Brief The Common Core State Standards are front and center on the national stage as states, districts, schools and teachers prepare for their rollout over the coming two to three years. Not surprisingly, pundits, policymakers and education experts across the blogosphere are weighing in with opinions about the potential success or failure of

April 1, 2012

Beacon Community Schools: Igniting Engagement of Youth and Communities in Our Nation’s Cities

Youth Development Institute, April 2012 White Paper In 2011, the Beacon Community Schools (BCS) model celebrated its 20th anniversary. With support from The Wallace Foundation, the Youth Development Institute (YDI) took the opportunity to reflect on the successes and challenges of BCS initiatives across the country. This paper outlines Beacon Community Schools in their historical and current socio-political context, features