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Art and Out-of-School Time Resources – Check out “ArtsEdSearch”, a first-of-its-kind clearinghouse of arts education research. Search is organized by an easy to understand matrix that helps you find the information you need. Use the matrix to learn about research in four topical areas - outcomes of arts education: for students, for educators, in the context of in-school settings, and in the context of out-of-school settings - at varying educational-levels.

California After School Resource Center

Supports quality after school programming via this comprehensive Web site, statewide circulating library of reviewed materials, online trainings, and technical assistance. CASRC is administered for the California Department of Education.

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Research Areas: Youth Development and Afterschool Initiatives; Child Welfare and Foster Care Systems; Community Change; Early Childhood Initiatives; Economic Supports for Families; Home Visitation and Maltreatment Prevention; Longitudinal Data Analytics; Schools and School Systems; Workforce Development; Youth Crime and Justice.

Harvard Family Research Project

Believe that out-of-school time supports and opportunities are essential to healthy learning and development. Therefore, our out-of-school time work strives to promote quality, accessibility, and sustainability of out-of-school time (OST) programs and activities across the nation. Our OST resources support the work of practitioners, policymakers, and researchers.

National Center on Time and Learning

Dedicated to expanding learning time to improve student achievement and enable a well-rounded education, with a focus on children living in poverty. Through research, public policy and technical assistance, we support national, state and local initiatives that add significantly more school time for academic and enrichment opportunities to help all children meet the demands of the 21st century.

National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST)

Mission is to ensure that all children, youth, and families have access to high quality programs, activities, and opportunities during non-school hours. We believe that these experiences are essential to the healthy development of children and youth, who then can become effective and capable members of society. Our work bridges the worlds of research and practice. At the Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College.

National Summer Learning Association

Our mission is to connect and equip schools and community organizations to deliver quality summer learning programs to our nation’s youth to help close the achievement gap and support healthy development.

Public/Private Ventures (P/PV)

For more than a decade, P/PV has explored the potential of out-of-school-time (OST) programs to produce positive outcomes for youth. P/PV has cast a wide net in our work, examining out-of-school-time programs with purely developmental goals as well as those with a more academic focus.