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Year Published: 2004
An external evaluation of The After-School Corporation (TASC), which works to increase the availability of quality afterschool programs in New York City, that collected data spanning four school years from 96 TASC afterschool projects and their host schools in New York City and compared students participating in TASC to students not enrolled in the afterschool programs. The TASC model is a partnership between a public school and a local nonprofit organization that provides afterschool programming free of charge to New York City students enrolled in the school. At the elementary and middle school levels, TASC participants showed gains in math achievement and school attendance. At the high school level, afterschool participants passed more Regents exams, attended school more regularly, and earned more high school credits than their non-participating peers.
Scope of the Evaluation: Local
Program Type: Afterschool
Location: New York, NY
Community Type: Urban
Grade level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Program Demographics: The schools in the evaluation sample enrolled higher percentages of students from low-income families, low-achieving students, and children of color. Eighty-nine percent of participants qualified for free or reduced price lunch, 48 percent were Hispanic, 26 percent were African-American, 8 percent were Caucasian and 7 percent were Asian or Pacific Islander. Fourteen percent of participants were English Language Learners and 7 percent had special needs or disabilities.