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Report Series: NYC Out-of-School-Time Initiative
Part 2 of 2

Evidence of Program Quality and Youth Outcomes in the DYCD Out-of-School Time Initiative

Report on the Initiative’s First Three Years

This final report in a three-year evaluation of New York City’s far-reaching effort to improve after-school opportunities finds both successes and challenges.
September 2009
2 mixed race females, standing over a desk writing on a piece of paper with a hand print on it
  • Author(s)
  • Christina A. Russell, Monica B. Mielke, and Elizabeth R. Reisner
  • Publisher(s)
  • Policy Studies Associates, Inc.
Page Count 121 pages


New York City was able to reach more children with after-school programming, according to this final evaluation by Policy Studies Associates of the city’s ambitious initiative, begun in 2005, to improve the quality and availability of out-of-school time learning programs. But the report notes continued difficulties in providing hands-on, engaging experiences in these programs, especially those geared to teens.

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