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Summer for All: Building Coordinated Networks to Promote Access to Quality Summer Learning and Enrichment Opportunities Across a Community

This report chronicles the efforts of four cities—Boston, Dallas, Pittsburgh, and Washington, DC—to expand summer program opportunities for low-income students. It examines district-led efforts toward creating coordinated approaches to increasing access to quality summer learning, noting challenges, enablers, and early outcomes. It notes how the partners developed a shared vision and strong leadership, coordinated their work, raised funds to sustain the work, and collected and analyzed diagnostic data to gauge their progress. It includes recommendations to help other cities launch and sustain coordinated networks.

Related Topics: 
Summer Learning
Establishing summer opportunities
Systems Building
Quality Improvement
Culturally Responsive Practice & Inclusion
Publisher: 
The Wallace Foundation
Author: 
Catherine H. Augustine, Jennifer Sloan McCombs, and Garrett Baker
Resource Type: 
Length: 
67 pages
Publication Date: 
2021