NIOST consults to state, national and local organizations and agencies, school districts, and individual programs, and has played a lead role in a wide range initiatives across the country. Our emphasis is on using an interactive and collaborative approach to creating innovative and effective solutions to out-of-school time needs on a local, state, regional and national basis.

Each project employs and refines a multi-level, multi-faceted, collaborative approach, integrating research, evaluation and/or promising practices as part of efforts to build staff skills, improve program quality, and create stronger, sustainable afterschool systems.

We ofter consulting services in the areas of:

  • Program evaluation and improvement
  • Technical assistance and training
  • Facilitation of community planning
  • System building

Please contact us for more information.

NIOST's current and past consultation clients include:


  • The AOL Time Warner Foundation
  • WGBH Boston
  • The Education Development Center (EDC)
  • United Way of Massachusetts Bay
  • The Bowne Foundation
  • The Metlife Foundation
  • The Greater New Orleans Out-of-School Time Initiative.
  • New Jersey After 3
  • New York Department of Youth and Community Development
  • Montgomery County Collaboration Council
  • Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta
  • School's Out Washington