Public/Private Ventures (P/PV)
Several publications spun off from P/PV’s recent evaluation of Communities Organizing Resources to Advance Learning (CORAL) – an eight-year, $58 million after-school initiative funded by the James Irvine Foundation – highlight the demonstrated relationship between high-quality literacy programming and academic gains:
• What Matters, What Works: Advancing Achievement After School, 24 pages, underscores the potential of after-school programs to advance academic achievement.
• Supporting Success: Why and How to Improve Quality in After-School Programs, 37 pages, examines program improvement strategies step-by-step.
• After-School Toolkit: Tips, Techniques and Templates for Improving Program Quality, 54 pages, is a practical, hands-on guide for implementing high-quality programming.
• Gaining Ground: Supporting English Learners through After-School Literacy Programming, nine pages, presents findings that demonstrate a relationship between key approaches in CORAL and the academic progress of youths learning English.
Free. (215) 557-4400, http://www.ppv.org/ppv/youth/youth_publications.asp?section_id=8#pub229.