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Making the Connections

A Report on the First National Survey of Out-of-School Time Intermediary Organizations

The first national survey of “intermediaries” finds that these groups are playing a key role in boosting afterschool services.
June 2012
A black boy and girl sitting at a table in a classroom, reading and writing
  • Author(s)
  • Jessica Donner
  • Publisher(s)
  • Collaborative for Building After-School Systems
Page Count 17 pages


“Intermediaries”—nonprofits that assist afterschool programming through providing staff training, forging connections to funders, or helping to develop quality standards—are playing a key role in boosting afterschool services, according to this report. Based on the first national survey of intermediaries, the report describes the varied forms these groups take as well as their most pressing concerns. 

Top of the list? Increasing access to high-quality, affordable programs for youth from underserved communities.

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