Community Based Organization

“I Could See Myself as a Scientist”: The Potential of Out-of-School Time Programs to Influence Girls’ Identities in Science
A Tale from Youth Field
Acts of Invention: The Afterschool Program as a Site for Building Community
Book Review: Science in the Making
Creating an Agency Culture: A Model for Common Humanity
Creative Youth Development in the Context of Homelessness
Curriculum and Professional Development for OST Science Education: Lessons Learned from California 4-H
From Downtime to Prime Time
Helping Low-Income Urban Youth Make the Transition to Early Adulthood: A Retrospective Study of the YMCA Youth Institute
Leveraging Resources to Promote Positive School-CBO Relationships
Naming Common Ground: Literacy and Community
Participation as Relational Process: Unpacking Involvement in Social Action and Community Service
Perils and Promise: Afterschool Programs on School Territory
Playful Learning Landscapes
Power Sharing: Building Community School Relationships from Friendship to Marriage
Stone Soup
Supporting Afterschool Literacy
The Arts Matter in Afterschool: Community Youth Arts and Out-of-School Time
The Curtain Rises: How Community-Based Arts Contribute to Youth and Community Development
The Role of Out-of-School Time in Reducing Hunger and Preventing Obesity
Undergraduate Motivations for Participating in Afterschool Programs
You Are Here: Promoting Youth Spaces through Community Mapping
Youth Media Citizenship: Beyond “Youth Voice”
Youth-Adult Partnerships: A Powerful Force for Community Change

    "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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The Afterschool Matters Initiative is managed by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time, a program of the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College

Georgia Hall, PhD, is Managing Editor of the Afterschool Matters Journal

Wellesley Centers for Women
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481-8203 USA

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