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ERIC Number: ED539809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Uncertain Times 2012: Afterschool Programs Still Struggling in Today's Economy
Afterschool Alliance
"Uncertain Times 2012," conducted by the Afterschool Alliance between April 25 and June 8, 2012, assesses the impact of economic conditions on afterschool programs. While many studies have evaluated the impact of programs, "Uncertain Times" is the only research to examine the fiscal health of afterschool programs and their ability to meet the needs of their communities. The 2012 report, the third in the "Uncertain Times" series, finds that afterschool programs continue to grapple with diminishing budgets and are concerned about financial security. These constraints, coupled with increased demand, leave them unable to fully support the children who need their services most. The report is based on 1,012 survey responses, representing 4,947 afterschool sites serving more than 567,470 children located in urban (45 percent), suburban (30 percent), and rural (31 percent) communities across the United States. Program Profile is appended. (Contains 5 footnotes.)
Afterschool Alliance. 1616 H Street NW Suite 820, Washington, DC 20006. Tel: 202-347-1002; Fax: 202-347-2092; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Afterschool Alliance
Identifiers - Location: Michigan; Missouri; North Carolina; Oregon; Pennsylvania
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act 1974; Workforce Investment Act 1998