Investments and Opportunities in Summer Learning: A Community Assessment of Baltimore, Maryland
Monday, July 7, 2014
Posted by: Tyler Mattingly
With support from the Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation and the T. Rowe Price Foundation, the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) and the Family League of Baltimore City are working together to build a summer learning system for city youth.
In 2013, NSLA and Family League assessed Baltimore’s summer learning landscape and convened other community stakeholders to develop strategies for increasing access to and the quality of summer programming across the city. NSLA’s Community Indicators of Effective Summer Learning Systems (CIESLS) framework is being used by city stakeholders to guide the development of policy recommendations.
The CIESLS was developed by NSLA's Community Initiatives. Community Initiatives works with communities to align existing resources and to increase capacity to deliver high-quality summer learning at scale. Designing strategies that are unique to the local context, NSLA supports community assessment; partner coordination; strategic planning; and capacity building with local intermediaries and stakeholders.
Read the full report to learn more about our work in Baltimore and the CIESLS framework.