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  • Tip Of The Week
    Creating Program E-mail Standards: 10 Tips Creating Program E-mail Standards: 10 Tips

    When was the last time you thought about how employees' e-mails represented your program? With the increased use of social media, texting, and Google docs or other project management software, you may have allowed your or your employees' e-mail standards to slide. But be careful: E-mail is still the most used communication tool in business today, which is why sharing e-mail etiquette and format standards is critical.

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  • Professional Development
    Quality Conversations: Starting with the End in Mind Quality Conversations: Starting with the End in Mind

    Starting with the End in Mind—Using School and Community Needs Assessments to Design High-Impact Afterschool Programs.

     In this episode, we talk with Derryck Fletcher of the Y of Central Maryland—the state's largest provider of youth development programs. During our conversation we discuss the importance of cultivating strong partnerships with schools and families to develop high-quality afterschool programs that meet children where they are.

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  • Resources
    The Activity Gap The Activity Gap

    Access to afterschool programs is growing more unequal, and that's pushing disadvantaged kids further behind.

    While numerous studies indicate a positive correlation linking academic achievement to afterschool programs that offer enrichment activities, data also shows that fewer students are able to access those valuable activities, largely due to their socio-economic status and funding cuts to programs.

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