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Afterschool Alliance, 2013
The Afterschool Alliance and MetLife Foundation are proud to celebrate a fifth round of the MetLife Foundation Afterschool Innovator Awards. For the past five years, we have collaborated to highlight the work of quality afterschool programs that support children, families and communities across the nation. This compendium is a compilation of four…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Middle School Students, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs
US Environmental Protection Agency, 2006
This guide contains examples of volunteer projects related to solid waste management. Volunteering provides the opportunity to enjoy new experiences, meet new people, learn new skills, and put ideas and talents to work. The stories included in this guide are: (1) Raucous Revelry and Recycling: Penn State Beaver Stadium Post-Game Recycling…
Descriptors: Volunteers, College Students, Rural Areas, High School Students
Rice, Rena, Ed. – Bank Street College of Education, 2005
Family, friend and neighbor care has frequently been characterized in the media, and even in the early care and education field, as "substandard, unregulated care," a "fall-back" position when parents can not find or afford a regulated setting. However, up until quite recently, there was virtually no research to support any…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Child Care, Standards, Family Environment
Spears, Jacqueline D.; And Others – 1990
Rural Amrica has been experiencing dramatic changes in the transition toward a socially and culturally diverse society. This study is a first effort to explore multicultural reform in rural schools. Multicultural education is the process by which the school environment is modified to accommodate cultural differences as well as to teach the role…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, Community Characteristics, Cultural Differences
Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Olympia. – 1982
This collection of materials examines and advocates the role of the humanities in society. First, the importance of advocacy in explaining the significance of the humanities is underscored, and the purpose and content of the collection are outlined. Next, the mission of the humanities in helping people understand their options and develop their…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational Benefits
Huling, Nancy; Crisp, Jeanne; Rea, Jay Weston; Milton, Suzanne; Palmer, Gayle – Alki, 1998
Five articles about library cooperation discuss: statewide tiered reference services in California; sharing costs and increasing access through the Washington State Library's database licensing project; the Washington State Cooperative Library Project; FIND-IT! Washington, a World Wide Web site for locating government information; and the impact…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Cooperative Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Electronic Libraries