Administrative Management Capacity in Out-of-School Time Organizations: An Exploratory Study

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At a time when successful programs are being encouraged to serve more and more youth, out-of-school time (OST) program providers need an influx of investment in their administrative management capacity to be able to support, develop and expand their programs, according to this report.

The authors write that front-line OST staff are often overly burdened with administrative duties due to organizational gaps, and that limitations in administrative staff, facilities and IT infrastructure may leave organizational leaders unable to plan in forward-looking and strategic ways. The study was based on interviews and site visits with 16 high-quality OST organizations in New York City and Chicago. Free, 76 pages. (212) 251-9700,