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The Costs of Out-of-School Time Programs

A Review of the Available Evidence

Researchers identify knowledge gaps about costs that must be filled so city leaders can make informed decisions about strong afterschool programs.
May 2006
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  • Author(s)
  • Christianne Lind, Nanette Relave, Sharon Deich, Jean Grossman, and Andrew Gersick
  • Publisher(s)
  • The Finance Project and Public/Private Ventures
Page Count 25 pages


This interim report by The Finance Project and Public/Private Ventures reviews research on the costs of afterschool programs and finds that it is sparse. The researchers plan to try to fill the knowledge gap with a more comprehensive study, funded by The Wallace Foundation.

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