NSLA has developed a three-phased approach to help communities reach more youth with summer learning opportunities This approach is about working in collaboration with local community organizations and institutions to coordinate key systems and leverage existing infrastructures to increase quality summer programming for those most in need.
As part of the process, NSLA works to identify and support local agencies to serve as affiliates for community assessment, policy and program quality work, and system coordination. Our training and materials—including the comprehensive Community Indicators of Effective Summer Learning Systems—allow local intermediaries to facilitate these activities, first with NSLA’S guidance and then on their own.
For more information on NSLA’s community system-building initiatives, or how to consider summer learning in your grantmaking efforts, contact Leslie Gabay-Swanston, Director of Community System Building, at 410-856-1146 ext. 204 or leslie@summerlearning.