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

Social Impact Collaborative (SIC)
Funder: The William Penn Foundation
Project Time Period: 2018-Present

Project Category: Evaluation and Performance Measurement Capacity Building

About SIC: The Social Impact Collaborative (SIC), an initiative of ImpactEd, will equip a cohort of William Penn Foundation grantees with the information, skills, and tools they need to use data to drive improvement and share their story with key stakeholders in the Philadelphia community and beyond. Each participating grantee will select a program, project, campaign, or initiative to be the focus of their participation in Year 1 of the Social Impact Collaborative. Year 2 of the Social Impact Collaborative will focus on applying these practices organization-wide.

The Work: MAI staff members serve as coaches to SIC grantees—supporting four organizations participants through group training sessions, differentiated technical assistance, an online resource toolkit, and vital opportunities for peer learning.