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ERIC Number: ED385617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul-26
Pages: 108
Abstractor: N/A
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Evaluation of the Community Achievement Project in the Schools: A Collaboration of the United Way and the New York City Public Schools. Final Report for 1992-93. Volume II: Case Studies.
Grannis, Joseph C.; And Others
The Community Achievement Project in the Schools (CAPS) is a public-private partnership between the United Way of New York City and the New York City Board of Education. As part of a dropout prevention initiative, CAPS is designed to integrate the services of community-based organizations and schools. The Teachers College of Columbia University has conducted summative and formative evaluations of CAPS and its management. As part of the 1992-93 evaluation, six CAPS partnership sites were selected for more in-depth case study. All of these partnerships had been identified early in the collaboration as promising sites for cooperation between community-based organizations (CBOs) and schools. Two of the six CBOs had African-American leadership; two had Latino; and two had Caucasian leadership. Case studies provided strong evidence that students are well-served by these partnerships. The characters of the partnerships varied considerably. Each partnership solved some problems effectively, but faced continuous limitations on effectiveness in some identified areas. A 15-item bibliography suggests further reading. Contains 10 references. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Inst. for Urban and Minority Education.