MAI, in partnership with Research for Action (RFA), commissioned by the Wallace Foundation, summarized the evidence on the effectiveness of out of school time programs within the context of the Every Student Succeeds Act. "Afterschool Programs: A Review of Evidence Under the Every Student Succeeds Act," reviews research from 2000 to 2017 and finds 128 afterschool programs with research that meets the requirements of ESSA’s top three tiers. Download the final report here!

Capacity Building/Scaling & Growth

The City of Philadelphia Out-of-School-Time System Building Effort 
Funder: Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit
Project Time Period: 2013-2014

Project Category: Youth Development/Out-of-School-Time/Mentoring/Evaluation and Performance Management Capacity Building

About The City of Philadelphia Out-of-School-Time System Building Effort: MAI, in partnership with the Center for Schools and Communities, worked closely with the City of Philadelphia on their Wallace Foundation-funded after-school system building effort.  Our team assisted in developing a set of common programmatic outcome measures and shared data collection methods using a co-creation approach across City youth development organizations.

The Work: MAI facilitated conversations across out-of-school-time providers in the city of Philadelphia to come to a consensus on which outcomes to identify.