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Year Published: 2015
An evaluation of 82 afterschool programs funded by the Oakland School-Based After School Partnership, a collaboration between Oakland Fund for Children and Youth (OFCY) and the Oakland Unified School District’s After School Programs Office (ASPO), that served 16,505 students during the 2014-2015 school year. Site visits and student surveys were used to evaluate the quality of the program and student’s perceptions of the program’s impacts on their academic performance, behavior, health, and readiness for the future. The evaluation found that Oakland afterschool programs are positively impacting their students’ academics, behavior, self-confidence, health and wellness, and readiness for the future.
Program Name: Oakland School-Based After School Partnership
Program Description: The Oakland School-Based After School Partnership is a collaboration between the Oakland Fund for Children and Youth (OFCY) and the Oakland Unified School District’s After School Programs Office (ASPO). During the 2014-2015 school year, it funded 82 afterschool programs serving more than 16,000 Oakland students.
Scope of the Evaluation: Local
Program Type: Afterschool
Location: Oakland, CA
Community Type: Urban
Grade level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Program Demographics: More than 80 percent of youth (82 percent) at the afterschool host schools were eligible for free or reduced priced lunches. Roughly half of participants were girls, almost all participants were students of color (45 percent Hispanic, 36 percent African-American, 12 percent Asian/Pacific Islander), and 28 percent of participants were English language learners.