Bringing in the Community: Partnerships and Quality Assurance in 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Can We Talk? Creating Effective Partnerships between School and Afterschool Programs
Collaboration between Afterschool Practitioners and In-school Teachers
College Access Through Youth-Led Afterschool Programming
Creating Holistic Partnerships Between School and Afterschool
Designing for Belonging and Becoming in an Afterschool Tinkering Program
Engaging Library Partners in 4-H Programming
Flexibility and Fidelity in a Drop-in, Open-Door Art Studio Program
Fostering Arts Education Through a University-Afterschool Partnership
From Downtime to Prime Time
Helping Low-Income Urban Youth Make the Transition to Early Adulthood: A Retrospective Study of the YMCA Youth Institute
How Clean Is My Water?
How Wide is a Squid Eye? Integrating Mathematics into Public Library Programs for Elementary Grades
Implementing Out-of-School Time STEM resources: Best Practices from Public Television
In between Work and School: Youth Perspectives of an Urban Afterschool Multimedia Literacy Program
Leveraging Resources to Promote Positive School-CBO Relationships
Measuring and Understanding Authentic Youth Engagement: The Youth-Adult Partnership Rubric
Partnerships to Transform STEM Learning
Playful Learning Landscapes
Promoting Mental Health Careers and Improving Mental Health Outcomes Among Latinx Youth
Research-Based Practices in Afterschool Mentoring Programs
Rites of Passage: Preparing Youth for Social Change
Stone Soup
The Changing Landscape of Afterschool Programs
Transformative Work in Programs for Children and Youth
Undergraduate Motivations for Participating in Afterschool Programs
Using Action Research to Engage Youth in Improving OST Programming
Voices From the Field: "Systems Trump Programs” A Case for Agency Support in Afterschool

    "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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