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Year Published: 2002
This evaluation looked at elementary students in Foundations, Inc.'s After School Enrichment Programs at 19 schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Florida. The evaluation found that students participating in the afterschool program experienced greater academic gains compared to non-participating students, where Foundations students scored higher on math and reading standardized tests than their peers who did not participate in the program.
Program Name: Foundations, Inc.
Program Description: Foundations, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that partners with education and community leaders to improve educational experiences for America's youth and enhance the lives and prospects of our most vulnerable children. They support partners by providing services and products including professional development, technical assistance, and targeted program materials. Foundations' Center for Afterschool and Expanded Learning specifically supports K-12 educators in making out-of-school time for learning and healthy development.
Scope of the Evaluation: Multi-city
Program Type: Summer, Afterschool, Before school
Location: Programs evaluated were in three counties in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Delaware, and Franklin), Cumberland County, New Jersey, and Palm Beach County, Florida
Community Type: Rural, Urban, Suburban
Grade level: Elementary School
Program Website: http://www.foundationsinc.org/