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Year Published: 2015
An evaluation of participation levels and academic outcomes of 8,849 Los Angeles high school students participating in an afterschool program operated by the EduCare Foundation in 2014-2015. A comparison of EduCare attenders and non-attenders indicates that participants in EduCare After School Programs have higher school day attendance and credit completion rates, and outperform non-participants in California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) and California English Language Development Test (CELDT) scores.
Program Name: EduCare Foundation
Program Description: The EduCare After School Programs currently serve 16 high schools and one middle school in Los Angeles Unified School District and one high school in Lynwood Unified School District. These programs focus on improving academic achievement, building self-confidence and supporting healthy lifestyles. Activities are unique to each school based on the community being served, but generally include academic enrichment activities, fitness classes, and performing and fine arts activities.
Scope of the Evaluation: Local
Program Type: Afterschool
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Community Type: Urban
Grade level: High School
Program Demographics: During the 2014-2015 academic school year, 87 percent of program participants were Hispanic, 6 percent were African-American, 5 percent were Asian, and 2 percent were Caucasian. Forty-eight percent of participants were female and 12 percent were English Language Learners. More than 90 percent of program participants that attended Title 1 schools were Title 1 and 3 percent were homeless.
Program Website: http://www.educarefoundation.com/