New Report: Room to Grow: Tapping the After-School Workforce Potential

Posted by on January 04, 2010

New Policy Brief: “Room to Grow: Tapping the After-School Workforce Potential”

Communication from Lucy N. Friedman, TASC President
December 18, 2009

I encourage you to read and send me your thoughts on “Room to Grow: Tapping the After-School Workforce Potential,” a new policy brief from The After-School Corporation. We propose creating a sequenced, articulated system of professional development for the after-school workforce. Good for programs and good for staff, creating a navigable career path for after-school educators is also a great job development strategy for related fields, including teaching. After-school educators are a highly diverse, motivated group of citizens who acquire valuable on-the-job training and experience in working with kids. Their participation in formal and informal training should build toward attainment of college degrees.

Promising approaches are documented in this brief. I look forward to working with you as this initiative evolves.

More in "New Resources"

Stay Current in Philly's Higher Education and Nonprofit Sector

We compile a weekly email with local events, resources, national conferences, calls for proposals, grant, volunteer and job opportunities in the higher education and nonprofit sectors.