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"Investments in Building Citywide Out-of-School-Time Systems" A webinar presented by The Wallace Foundation December 7, 2009 Welcome/Introduction : Edward Pauly, Director of Research and Evaluation, The Wallace Foundation

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"Investments in Building Citywide Out-of-School-Time Systems"

A webinar presented by

The Wallace Foundation

December 7, 2009

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Welcome/Introduction:

Edward Pauly, Director of Research and Evaluation, The Wallace Foundation

Goals of the research, methodology and key findings:

Jean Grossman, Senior Research Fellow, Public/Private Ventures

Systems level investments:

Christianne Lind, Practice Group Director, The Finance Project

City strategies:

Quality – Dishon Mills, Senior Manager, Department of Extended Learning Time, Afterschool & Services, Boston Public Schools (BPS)

Data and access – Chris Caruso, Assistant Commissioner for Out-of-School Time Programs, New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD)

Financing – Jim Chesire, Director, Chicago Out-of-School Time Project, Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS)

Q&A/Comments: Audience

Agenda

purpose of the study
Purpose of the Study

What strategies and activities are commonly pursued in building citywide OST systems?

What monetary and in-kind investments are associated with these efforts?

How do these investments vary from locality to locality?

How are system-building efforts financed?

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Definition: A “system” is the overarching city-level infrastructure that supports and helps sustain quality among a diverse set of OST programs

Four components:

Providing community leadership and vision;

Improving program quality;

Increasing access to and participation in quality programs; and

Ensuring adequate funding and sustaining citywide infrastructure and quality programs

system building encompasses a variety of activities
System Building Encompasses a Variety of Activities

Leadership

  • Mayoral leadership
  • Citywide governing bodies
  • OST intermediaries
  • Partnerships and collaborations
  • Business planning

Quality

  • TA, training and professional development
  • Aligning OST w/school curricula
  • Quality standards and evaluation initiatives
  • Data management systems

Access & Participation

  • Resource & referral systems
  • Market research
  • Outreach
  • Program innovation
  • Building facilities & securing rent-free space

Sustainability

  • Training and TA on funding
  • Exploring funding options
  • Advocacy
  • Business planning
what isn t included in system building
What Isn’t Included in System Building?
  • The organizational infrastructure that supports particular OST providers or multi-site agencies (e.g. Boys & Girls Clubs of America, YMCA, etc)
6 cities in the study
6 Cities in the Study

Seattle

Boston

New York

Chicago

Denver

Charlotte

Wallace OST Learning Initiatives

data collection
Data Collection

Interviews & site visits with key informants in each city

Captured information on:

What system activities existed

Type of investment—monetary, in-kind

Duration of investment—ongoing (FY2006), one-time

analysis
Analysis
  • Valued in-kind time
  • Categorized investments according to their primary system-building purpose
  • Analyzed investment patterns by strategy, activity and city
findings about the nature of system building efforts
Findings About the Nature of System-Building Efforts

System building is not a uniform process

Partnerships and leadership matter

Funding is essential to system growth and sustainability

System building activities can be supported and advanced at multiple levels

investment findings
Investment Findings

There is no “right” investment for building citywide OST systems

The availability of funding significantly influenced how much was invested and where it was invested

Wide variations in the total amount of resources devoted to system building

$0.5M-$22M

limitations
Limitations

Not comprehensive; a snapshot in time

Investment comparisons between and within cities can be misleading

Only six cities

usefulness of the study
Usefulness of the Study

Findings offer a glimpse at how leaders in several cities approached challenge of building OST systems

Presents an initial framework for understanding the potential roles and functions of OST systems

Investment estimates can inform policy and practice

However, what other local leaders should invest in system building must be understood within each city’s context

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Investments in Building Citywide Out-of-School Time Systems: A Six-City Study http://www.financeproject.org/publications/InvestmentsInBuildingOSTSystems.pdf

Cost of Quality Out-of-School Time Programs

http://www.financeproject.org/publications/CostofQualityOSTPrograms.pdf

Online OST Cost Calculator (to tailor cost estimates to your own situation) @

www.wallacefoundation.org/cost-of-quality

Resources

contact us
Contact Us

Jean Grossman

Public/Private Ventures

2000 Market Street, Suite 600

Philadelphia, PA 19103

215-557-4400

jgrossma@princeton.edu

www.ppv.org

Christianne Lind

The Finance Project

1401 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 800

Washington, DC 20005

202-587-1002

clind@financeproject.org

www.financeproject.org

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Welcome/Introduction:

Edward Pauly, Director of Research and Evaluation, The Wallace Foundation

Goals of the research, methodology and key findings:

Jean Grossman, Senior Research Fellow, Public/Private Ventures

Systems level investments:

Christianne Lind, Practice Group Director, The Finance Project

City strategies:

Quality – Dishon Mills, Senior Manager, Department of Extended Learning Time, Afterschool & Services, Boston Public Schools (BPS)

Data and access – Chris Caruso, Assistant Commissioner for Out-of-School Time Programs, New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD)

Financing – Jim Chesire, Director, Chicago Out-of-School Time Project, Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS)

Q&A/Comments: Audience

Agenda

cultivating quality steps that made a difference in boston

Cultivating Quality: Steps that Made a Difference in Boston

DELTASDepartment of Extended Learning Time, Afterschool, and Services

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catalyzing quality professional development
Catalyzing Quality: Professional Development

Orientations – New Staff and Summer Staff

Small Learning Communities

Courses, Conferences, and Trainings

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building quality creating a culture of quality
Building Quality: Creating a Culture of Quality

Instruments that Define Quality (The Roadmap, Assessment of Program Practices Tool, and the Results Framework)

A Mechanism for Identifying and Sharing Best Practices (TRIspace – www.triumphcollaborative.ning.com)

A Repository for Tools, Documents, and Strategies (Virtual Coach – www.bpsvirtualcoach.org)

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maintaining quality monitoring
Maintaining Quality: Monitoring

Coaching

Data Driven Strategies (Program Improvement and Quality Process)

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Welcome/Introduction:

Edward Pauly, Director of Research and Evaluation, The Wallace Foundation

Goals of the research, methodology and key findings:

Jean Grossman, Senior Research Fellow, Public/Private Ventures

Systems level investments:

Christianne Lind, Practice Group Director, The Finance Project

City strategies:

Quality – Dishon Mills, Senior Manager, Department of Extended Learning Time, Afterschool & Services, Boston Public Schools (BPS)

Data and access – Chris Caruso, Assistant Commissioner for Out-of-School Time Programs, New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD)

Financing – Jim Chesire, Director, Chicago Out-of-School Time Project, Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS)

Q&A/Comments: Audience

Agenda

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Chris Caruso

Assistant Commissioner for Out-of-School Time Programs

New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD)

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Welcome/Introduction:

Edward Pauly, Director of Research and Evaluation, The Wallace Foundation

Goals of the research, methodology and key findings:

Jean Grossman, Senior Research Fellow, Public/Private Ventures

Systems level investments:

Christianne Lind, Practice Group Director, The Finance Project

City strategies:

Quality – Dishon Mills, Senior Manager, Department of Extended Learning Time, Afterschool & Services, Boston Public Schools (BPS)

Data and access – Chris Caruso, Assistant Commissioner for Out-of-School Time Programs, New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD)

Financing – Jim Chesire, Director, Chicago Out-of-School Time Project, Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS)

Q&A/Comments: Audience

Agenda

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Jim Chesire

Chicago Out-of-School Time Project:

A Citywide Partnership of Chicago’s Major Public OST Funders

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Project Partners

  • Department of Family and Support Services
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • After School Matters
  • Chicago Park District
  • Chicago Public Library
  • Partnership Mission
  • The long-term vision of the Chicago OST Partnership is that all Chicago youth who want or need structured, quality OST opportunities will have access to them, in turn helping them to go on to graduate from high school and become resilient, healthy and productive members of their community and the city.
  • The mission of the Partnership is therefore to increase the access, reach and quality of all OST programming in Chicago.
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Select Achievements to Date

  • Citywide Program & Participant Data System Baseline for all 5 Partners
  • Partners Adopt Citywide Program Quality Framework
  • Letter of Agreement/Commitment to Institutionalization
  • ACTNow
  • Afterschoolchicago.org and YouthReadyChicago
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For more information

James.chesire@cityofchicago.org

312-743-2015

  • Some lessons learned from Chicago’s Investments in OST
  • Slow Pace of Fast Change
  • Positive System Development
  • System Doesn’t Mean Sameness
  • Click on the links below to view two Chicago OST resource materials
    • OST Broadside
    • Afterschool Chicago
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Welcome/Introduction:

Edward Pauly, Director of Research and Evaluation, The Wallace Foundation

Goals of the research, methodology and key findings:

Jean Grossman, Senior Research Fellow, Public/Private Ventures

Systems level investments:

Christianne Lind, Practice Group Director, The Finance Project

City strategies:

Quality – Dishon Mills, Senior Manager, Department of Extended Learning Time, Afterschool & Services, Boston Public Schools (BPS)

Data and access – Chris Caruso, Assistant Commissioner for Out-of-School Time Programs, New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD)

Financing – Jim Chesire, Director, Chicago Out-of-School Time Project, Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS)

Q&A/Comments: Audience

Agenda

contact information
CONTACT INFORMATION

Chris CarusoAssistant Commissioner for Out-of-School Time Programs

New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD)

ccaruso@dycd.nyc.gov

www.nyc.gov/dycd

Christianne Lind

Practice Group Director

The Finance Project

CLind@financeproject.org

www.financeproject.org

Dishon Mills

Senior Manager

Department of Extended Learning Time Afterschool & Services, Boston Public Schools

mills@boston.k12.ma.us

www.bpsdeltas.org

Jim Chesire

Director

Chicago Out-of-School Time Project

Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS)

James.Chesire@cityofchicago.org

www.cityofchicago.org

Edward Pauly

Director of Research & Evaluation

The Wallace Foundation

epauly@wallacefoundation.org

www.wallacefoundation.org

Jean Grossman

Senior Research Fellow

Public/Private Ventures

jgrossma@princeton.edu

www.ppv.org

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