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The Harvard Family Research Project separated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education to become the Global Family Research Project as of January 1, 2017. It is no longer affiliated with Harvard University.

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Youth Involvement in Evaluation & Research

Examines the elements of successful youth-involved research projects and offers short profiles of the 14 organizations included in the study.

Evaluation of 21st Century Community Learning Center Programs: A Guide for State Education Agencies

Practical suggestions about how to implement 21st CCLC evaluation at the state and local level.

Documenting Progress and Demonstrating Results: Evaluating Local Out-of-School Time Programs

Techniques, tools, and strategies for improving OST programs and tracking effectiveness over time.

Beyond the Head Count: Evaluating Family Involvement in Out-of-School Time

An overview of how OST programs can evaluate their family involvement strategies and practices.

Why, When, and How to Use Evaluation: Experts Speak Out

Expert commentary on the implications of the 1st-year report of the national evaluation of the 21st CCLC program for future evaluation and research.

Moving Beyond the Barriers: Attracting and Sustaining Youth Participation in Out-of-School Time Programs

A set of promising strategies to attract and sustain youth participation in OST programs.

Understanding and Measuring Attendance in Out-of-School Time Programs

Examines three indicators of attendance and offers different models for how attendance can influence youth outcomes

Promoting Quality Through Professional Development: A Framework for Evaluation

Examines OST professional development efforts and offers a framework for their evaluation.

Summer Success: Challenges and Strategies in Creating Quality Academically Focused Summer Programs

Distills challenges and compiles promising strategies for creating quality summer programs.

After School Programs in the 21st Century: Their Potential and What it Takes to Achieve It

Explores the evolving role of after school in the 21st century.

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