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Report Series: Extended Service Schools
Part 2 of 3

Extended Service Schools

Putting Programming in Place

Year one of Wallace’s “extended service schools” effort shows promise and challenges in opening up schools for youth programs beyond school hours.
December 2000
A young girl standing in an outdoor playground on a metal structure made for playing
  • Author(s)
  • Karen E. Walker, Jean Baldwin Grossman, Rebecca Raley, Veronica Fellerath, and Glee I. Holton
  • Publisher(s)
  • Public/Private Ventures
Page Count 83 pages


From 1997 to 2002, Wallace supported collaborations that led to 57 schools opening their doors to programming for children from low-income communities during non-school hours. This evaluation of the effort's first year finds that the programs showed promise in engaging children and teens in constructive social, recreational, and academic activities. Programs encountered difficulties, however, in finding adequate space, transportation, and other resources.

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