ERIC Number: ED385617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul-26
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Organizations, Cooperation, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Prevention, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Ethnic Groups, Formative Evaluation, High School Students, High Schools, Integrated Activities, Minority Groups, Partnerships in Education, Program Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Inst. for Urban and Minority Education.