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The New York State Afterschool Network (NYSAN) developed a guidebook help principals and other school leaders as they plan for implementation of Expanded Learning Time (ELT) programs. The guidebook provides questions, resources and examples to assist schools in planning effectively with one or more community partners to maximize the enrichment opportunities this additional time can create for students. The guidebook also highlights how schools and community partners can effectively engage parents and students in the planning process.
The Intersector Project developed The Intersector Toolkit, which is a guide to help diagnose, design, implement, and assess successful cross-sector collaborations. While collaborations differ in their goals, scope, and size, practitioners from any sector can use these tools to navigate their challenges. The toolkit includes case studies as well as session and discussion guides.
Developing Relationships: Learn how to build community partnerships and delve into the planning process.
Providence After School Alliance’s AfterZone model of after-school programs was developed as the result of an extensive needs assessment that showed a lack of quality after-school programs for youth in Providence, Rhode Island. This lesson handout provides a guide for developing relationships with community organizations that can enhance an OST program’s offerings.
Developed for 21st CCLCs, this model MOU is applicable to almost any Out-of-School Time program.
This handout describes how a 21st CCLC cultivated new community partnerships and engaged a task force to support the program during the grant and beyond.