Afterschool and Out-of-School Research Resources


The Afterschool Alliance is an organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for more afterschool investments. Click their logo to be transported to a comprehensive database related to all facets of afterschool.

Main Point
This portal links to extensive research reports, fact sheetsissue briefs and polling data related to afterschool programming. You can search by information type or research topic.

What You Get
A one-stop shop of afterschool information. This includes 21st CCLC, afterschool outcomes and program valuations.

Check out the Must See Research box for the most recent reports and releases.

Expanded Learning Project

The Expanded Learning and Afterschool Project is a 50 state initiative focused on promoting school-community partnerships.

Main Point
There are many approaches to expanded learning that are affordable, sustainable and ground in research-based best practices

What You Get
Detailed research reports, an expanded learning toolkit and connections to expanded learning at the localstate and national levels

Check out the Expanding Minds and Opportunities: Leveraging the Power of Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success, a groundbreaking compendium of studies, reports and commentaries by more than 100 thought leaders including community leaders, elected officials, educators, researchers, advocates and other prominent authors.  ​Also don't miss the article written by Texas ACE Project Director Kristin Nafziger and former Texas 21st CCLC State Coordinator Candace Ferguson entitled "Texas Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE): Achieving Positive Results and Preparing Texas Students for College and the Workforce."



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