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School-Community Partnerships:  A Guidebook on Designing an Expanded Learning Time Program

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.

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Intersector Toolkit

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.

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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.

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Strengthening Partnerships Developing an Effective Memorandum of Understanding

Developing an Effective Memorandum of Understanding

Developed for 21st CCLCs, this model MOU is applicable to almost any Out-of-School Time program.

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Strengthening Partnerships Diagram - Key Elements for Quality Partnerships

Diagram: Key Elements for Quality Partnerships

This is a model of quality partnerships that can be applicable to all Out-of-School programs.

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Education Service Center - Developing Mutually Beneficial Partnerships to Promote Community Success

Education Service Center: Developing Mutually Beneficial Partnerships to Promote Community Success

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.

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Identifying Partners

This tool can be very useful when thinking through the range of potential partnerships when developing or enhancing an OST program.

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Partnership Checklist Form

Observation and Supervision Checklist

An observation and supervision checklist that can be used to coach and assist staff in their work with partners to ensure all sides have a positive and productive experience.

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