Consider these approaches as you think through how afterschool and summer learning can fit into your community.

  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers. (Columbia County, GA) Presenting students with opportunities for recreation, arts, literacy and academic enrichment after the traditional school day ends.
  • ExpandED Schools by TASC. (New York City, NY; New Orleans, LA; Baltimore, MD) Leveraging strong partnerships between schools, parents and community organizations to reinvent the school day.
  • Higher Achievement. (Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD; Pittsburgh, PA; Alexandria and Richmond, VA) Creating a rigorous year-round learning environment, caring role models, and a culture of expectations.
  • Providence After School Alliance. (Providence, RI) Offering students academic enrichment and fitness activities at neighborhood-based educational campuses after school and during summer hours.

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Unique Approaches to Fit Your Needs
Expanded learning approaches come in many shapes and sizes. Educational and community leaders like you interested in bringing expanded learning to your community can become easily overwhelmed with all the possibilities. The approaches featured here can help you get a better understanding of the details and the diversity of these approaches.

This page features a small and diverse selection of high quality expanded learning approaches that:

  • Incorporate the principles of expanded learning
  • Use data to show that their programs have improved student behavior and/or accelerate student achievement among participants

Interested in having your approach to expanded learning featured on the Expanded Learning and Afterschool Project website or newsletter? Nominate your expanded learning program. Details on the nomination process to come soon.

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