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Afterschool Leaders Call for Better Data, More Sharing

Leaders at a national afterschool conference last week called for better data collection to measure outcomes and for greater coordination and information-sharing among afterschool providers within communities.
Information Update
February 28, 2013

The Better Together Conference brought together nearly 400 public officials, educators, youth program leaders, nonprofit workers and funders from across the country. Co-sponsored by the Forum for Youth Investment and four partners - the Wallace Foundation, the National League of Cities, the Collaborative for Building After School Systems and the American Youth Policy Forum - the conference aimed to share lessons about building effective systems and to encourage cities to better coordinate resources from multiple stakeholders.
See coverage of the conference in Youth Today, and watch this video that celebrates the afterschool field using images from 32 of the participating communities. Materials from the conference will be available on the Wallace Foundation's Knowledge Center website.

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