Assistance to Cities

  • Next Generation Afterschool System Building Initiative (2012-2016)

    With support from the Wallace Foundation, the YEF Institute is coordinating this $7.8 million, four-year initiative to strengthen citywide afterschool systems that serve children and youth in Baltimore, Md.; Denver, Colo.; Fort Worth, Texas; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Louisville, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn.; Philadelphia, Pa.; and St. Paul, Minn.

  • Statewide Mayoral Summits on Afterschool/Expanded Learning Initiative (2009-12)

    In 2012, the YEF Institute, with support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and The Wallace Foundation, provided financial and technical assistance to nine statewide afterschool networks to host a second round of mayoral summits on afterschool and expanded learning: Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington. The first round of summits were hosted in 2009-10 in Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan and South Carolina with support from the Mott Foundation.

  • City Leaders Supporting Afterschool and a New Day for Learning Project (2008-09)

    Supported by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, this project helped municipal leaders build citywide afterschool systems in Albany, N.Y.; Morgantown, W.Va.; Omaha, Neb.; St. Paul, Minn.; Tampa, Fla.; Tulsa, Okla.; and Vancouver, Wash.

  • City Leaders Engaged in Afterschool Reform Project (2005-07)

    Supported by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, this project helped cities build citywide afterschool systems in Alexandria, Va.; Baton Rouge, La.; Bridgeport, Conn.; Boise, Idaho; Denver, Colo.; Florence, S.C.; Las Cruces, N.M.; and Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Integrating Education and Afterschool Project (2003-05)

    Supported by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, this project helped city leaders use afterschool programs to raise student achievement in Brockton, Mass.; Cleveland, Ohio; Little Rock, Ark.; Norfolk, Va.; Pasadena, Calif.; and Waco, Texas.

  • Municipal Leadership for Expanded Learning Opportunities Project (2001-04)

    This 30-month project supported by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation helped city leaders develop and implement strategies for expanding learning opportunities during the non-school hours in Charlotte, N.C.; Fort Worth, Texas; Fresno, Calif.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Lincoln, Neb.; Spokane, Wash.; and Washington, D.C. Lessons from these cities' initiatives are available in the YEF Institute's report, The Afterschool Hours.