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Monday, July 23, 2012 - 8:30am to Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 4:30pm
The out-of-school time field has been through much iteration over the past 20 years, changing to fit the needs of young people and their communities.· In just two short decades, Out-of-School Time (OST) has gone from fractured child care to sophisticated systems working in partnership with schools and communities to improve the academic, social and emotional competencies of young people. This seminar, explored the origins and the growth of the field in order to provide context for the next phase of OST systems-building.
Monday, July 23, 2012 - 8:30am to Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 4:30pm
This seminar was for afterschool directors, supervisors, curriculum and education coordinators, and 21st CCLC personnel interested in utilizing the Afterschool Program Assessment System (APAS). APAS is one of the only assessment systems available that helps afterschool programs link quality and youth outcomes together in a comprehensive, flexible, and integrated fashion.
Sunday, July 22, 2012 - 9:00am to Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 5:00pm
More than 60 mini-plenary sessions and workshops focused on the latest research and best practices in the areas of health and nutrition, economic inequality/poverty alleviation, early childhood development, parent empowerment, education, child welfare, community and youth violence, and juvenile justice.
Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 9:00am to Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 5:00pm
The YEF Institute is a national resource, providing guidance and assistance to municipal officials, compiling and disseminating information on promising strategies and best practices, building networks of local officials working on similar issues and concerns, and conducting research on the key challenges facing municipalities in these core program areas.
Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 9:00am to Friday, June 29, 2012 - 5:00pm
The 2012 AASA Summer Leadership Institute was held June 28-29, 2012 at the Renaissance Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, MD.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2013 included an important and forward-thinking provision for Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth. This provision will allow states and communities to apply to use Federal funding from multiple different funding streams to pilot innovative approaches working across department lines to improve outcomes for disconnected youth. This webinar will provide background information about this proposed initiative, and will present opportunities to provide input to the White House to help shape the initiative’s implementation.
Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 11:00am to 12:20pm
The new Race to the Top District grant competition from the U.S. Department of Education offers a great opportunity for community schools. More than previous RTT competitions, this grant enables local communities to work with their school districts on developing  strategies that create better conditions for teaching and learning.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Do you ever feel like well-intentioned people around you are working hard but, to borrow a cliché, it looks like the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing?
Monday, May 14, 2012 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Providing high-quality, cost-effective professional development can be a challenge for out-of-school time programs, because many of them face limited funding and their staff members tend to be young, part-time workers who rarely commit to the job for long.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 9:00am to Friday, May 11, 2012 - 5:00pm
This year's theme was Turning the Corner at Full Speed: Exploring the Challenges of the American Workplace.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 9:00am to Friday, May 4, 2012 - 5:00pm
This was the biennial convening of United Way staff and volunteer leaders dedicated to professional development and network building.
Monday, April 30, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Research demonstrates that when school leaders emphasize post-secondary preparation and matriculation rather than high school graduation, drop-out rates decrease and academic performance increases.
Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 8:00pm to Friday, April 27, 2012 - 5:00pm
"Human Services in Transition: Sustaining Impact in a Changed Economy," provided an opportunity to learn essential skills to be an effective nonprofit human services manager.
Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Social Impact Bonds are an innovative new financial instrument offering a way to scale evidence-based programs to improve social outcomes and save public dollars.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 5:30pm to Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 2:30pm
The 2012 Ready by 21 National Meeting gave participants a chance to network with colleagues and experts from around the country about what we've accomplished together and how we can do even better.