ERIC Number: ED344909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Community-Based Education Support Programs in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Eldredge, Susan; Dornbusch, Sanford M.
Although community-based education support organizations are second only to public schools in the number of young people they serve each year, there has been little substantive research on these organizations and the education support they provide. With funding from the Walter S. Johnson Foundation, a 10-month study of neighborhood-based organizations was undertaken in October 1990. The project surveyed a broad cross-section (142 organizations from 6 counties) of community-based organizations offering after-school and summer education support for children from low-income communities in the San Francisco Bay Area (California). Program staff completed questionnaires about the children they serve and their education support activities, staffing, and funding. Program staff and directors from 22 organizations were interviewed and staff from 94 local organizations and 15 funding agencies met at a conference. Topics such as learning outside school, parent and school outreach, program design, staffing, use of volunteers, program evaluation and funding, and outside technical assistance are discussed. The organizations studied serve about 75,000 children and youth in kindergarten through grade 12. Nearly two-thirds of the organizations enrolled primarily children from low-income families. Organizations were generally independent non-profit groups (73%) or local affiliates of national organizations (27%). Most programs serve children from a range of grade levels and a mix of ethnic groups, although a single ethnic group often predominates. Seven graphs present study findings, and two appendices describe research methods and list study participants. (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrators, After School Programs, Community Organizations, Community Programs, Community Surveys, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Low Income Groups, National Organizations, Nonprofit Organizations, Program Descriptions, Questionnaires, Social Organizations, Summer Programs, Youth Programs
Community Education Support Network, The Stanford Mid-Peninsula Urban Coalition, 430 Sherman, Suite 305, Palo Alto, CA 94306.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Walter S. Johnson Foundation, Menlo Park, CA.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Center for the Study of Families, Children, and Youth.
Identifiers: California (San Francisco Bay Area)