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Working Together for Children and Families

A Community Guide to Making the Most of Out-of-School Time

This guide to planning, funding, and developing high-quality afterschool programs is based on Wallace-funded efforts in three cities.
October 2001
An art classroom filled with mixed gender, mixed race middle school students working on an art project
  • Author(s)
  • Brooke Harvey and Joyce Shortt
  • Publisher(s)
  • The National Institute on Out-of-School Time at the Wellesley Centers for Women
Page Count 42 pages


This guide offers advice on the critical steps of planning, researching, funding, and building support for afterschool programs. It stems from an early Wallace Foundation effort to help fund and learn about citywide systems to advance afterschool programming. The endeavor, which took place during the 1990s, was called MOST, which stands for Making the Most of Out-of-School Time. 

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