Stacy Silverman

National Training Associate

Stacy Silverman's career includes over 16 years of experience in social work, alternative education, adult training, and management support for high quality out-of-school time opportunities. Silverman was introduced to Continuous Quality Improvement training and processes in 2003 and has remained involved over the years because of a deep desire to increase nationally the number of positive youth development opportunities. He has worked in a variety of roles serving youth throughout the country including as a mental health case worker, a juvenile justice afterschool program supervisor, a therapeutic wilderness instructor and course director for Outward Bound and Eckerd Youth Alternatives, and a trainer and quality advisor for out-of-school time systems.  Silverman consulted for and then worked for Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc., an intermediary for afterschool programs implementing quality initiatives in Florida. Outside of coaching programs to increase quality using a continuous quality improvement approach, Stacy was responsible for updating the Palm Beach County Quality Standards for Afterschool, creating online trainings to enhance their understanding, and redesigning all of Prime Time's Quality Improvement System trainings and technical supports to broaden system capacity and increase organizational efficiency. He also worked as a consultant trainer and afterschool program assessor completing hundreds of assessments during the YPQA reliability, validity and various other studies.

Silverman works for Knowledge Universe as Senior Quality and Accreditation Advisor for Champions afterschool programs. Knowledge Universe is the leading private provider of early childhood and school-age education, serving 200,000 children in 39 states. In addition to freelancing as a Youth Development Training Consultant, Stacy works with Positive Legacy, an international organization whose mission is to integrate music and service to benefit people and the environment. Stacy obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan and is a certified social worker.


    "NIOST has been an anchor for numerous school age care projects we do, including ASQ (After-School Quality) and Links to Learning. They are a nationally respected organization that Pennsylvania has partnered with for over 20 years."

    – Betsy O. Saatman, TA Specialist/SAC Initiatives, Pennsylvania Key

    "NIOST was a core partner in supporting the development of quality improvement systems across the nine cities that participated in The Wallace Foundation Next Generation Afterschool System-Building Initiative. The NIOST team worked well with other technical assistance partners in the initiative, always willing to pitch in and collaborate with others to make our professional learning community meetings a team effort. I truly hope the Foundation has an opportunity to partner with them in the future."

    – Priscilla M. Little, Initiative Manager, The Wallace Foundation


    "NIOST has been a leader in the out-of-school time field for as long as I can remember, and I have relied on their research, tools, and advice to improve my practice throughout my career. Their staff members are good partners and good listeners, and their influence across the country is palpable."

    – Jane Quinn, Vice President and Director of National Center for Community Schools, Children's Aid Society

    "Georgia Hall, Ellen Gannett, and the NIOST team have been instrumental in driving the healthy afterschool movement. Their dedication to quality practice, informed policy, and collective impact is instrumental in our effort to create healthier communities."

    – Daniel W. Hatcher, Director, Community Partnerships, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

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