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Report Series: Beacon Community Centers
Part 1 of 3

Evaluation of The Beacon Community Centers Middle School Initiative

Report on the First Year

This first of three reports looks at New York City’s efforts to improve and expand middle school after-school programming in Beacon community centers.
June 2009
3 mixed gender black students at a table in a classroom, gluing together small glitter balls
  • Author(s)
  • Christina A. Russell, Jennifer LaFleur, Troy A. Scott, and Elizabeth R. Reisner
  • Publisher(s)
  • Policy Studies Associates, Inc.
Page Count 31 pages


This first of three evaluations looks at efforts to build up after-school programs for middle school students in New York City’s Beacon community centers. It describes early accomplishments and challenges, including difficulty recruiting and retaining qualified staff.

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