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Report: Developing the whole child: An evaluation of the Latino after-school initiative

Report » Developing the whole child: An evaluation of the Latino after-school initiative

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Categories

STUDENTS, culturally and linguistically diverse, EQUITY, outcomes

Areas

DISTRICT:S, DISTRICT:inclusive leadership for equity and outcomes

Authors

Diez, V.

Published

2007, 8/5/2009

Publisher

The Mauricio Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy at UMass Boston under a contract with the Latino After‐School Initiative (LASI)

Abstract

This report presents findings from an evaluation of the Latino After-School Initiative (LASI), an umbrella organization that provides funding, educational guidelines, staff development, and networking opportunities to after-school programs in the Greater Boston area. LASI funds seven Latino-led after-school programs servicing children ages 7-14. The programs are located in Lynn, Cambridge, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, and Chelsea. LASI was established in 2001 by the United Way of Massachusetts Bay as a five-year demonstration project to improve academic achievement-as measured by MCAS scores and high school retention rates-among Latino children.

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