Citywide Systems Building

General Publications

A panel discussion featuring Mayors Bloomberg, Emmanual and Villaraigosa and moderated by Andrea Mitchell about the importance of cities in education reform.
This strategy guide highlights six strategies for collecting and using data to assess and improve local afterschool programs.
The executive summary of the report highlighting a growing trend in communities nationwide: the emergence of comprehensive, citywide afterschool systems for children and youth.
This report highlights a growing trend in communities nationwide: the emergence of comprehensive, citywide afterschool systems for children and youth.
Those seeking to improve the quality and availability of afterschool, summer and other out-of-school time programs (OST) in cities have long had to operate in the dark, lacking reliable information even on such basics as how many children are enrolled in programs and how often they attend.
Many families take for granted that the hours their children spend outside school will be filled with enrichment and learning.
This major report finds promise and challenges in five Wallace-supported efforts to improve afterschool programming citywide.
This 2009 National League of Cities report identifies "the nation's 32 most cutting-edge city innovations to help children and families thrive..."
This guide features examples of how municipal leaders are working with the statewide afterschool networks to influence state afterschool funding and policies and to strengthen local programs.
This paper makes the case for a more systemic alignment of high school reform and out-of-school time initiatives.
This strategy guide highlights the important roles that municipal officials play in funding high-quality, affordable OST opportunities.
An issue brief discussing the Cross-Cities Network vision for the afterschool field, the unique contributions each network affiliate brings and recommendations for the future.
A compilation of case studies focusing on accomplishments of eight cities, lessons learned and recommendations for municipal officials engaging in afterschool.
A discussion paper analyzing tasks, questions and challenges associated with what can be described as system-building in the afterschool field, focusing on city level efforts.
A paper highlighting the experiences of several citywide afterschool initiatives.