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Collecting and Using Information to Strengthen Citywide Out-of-School Time Systems

The National League of Cities offers practical guidance to city leaders using data to improve after-school programming throughout cities.
August 2011
A group of black female young middle school students kneeling around a bunch of art projects made out of cardboard
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  • National League of Cities
Page Count 16 pages


A number of U.S. communities have been building citywide systems to make high-quality afterschool programs more available to children. Many such efforts have shaped their work around the collection and analysis of current, credible data. 

This guide looks at the kinds of data cities are gathering, how they collect it, and how they put it to use.

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