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United Ways frequently have an infrastructure in place that allows for community-level data collection and analysis. Look at the resources below to see how a couple United Ways have played an important role in using data to improve Out-of-School Time.

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg — POST Landscape Mapping Survey Report (2011)
In order to achieve their goals, one of the critical needs for Richmond's Partnership for Out-of-School Time was to understand the landscape of Out-of-School Time services in the area. Data on the number of programs available and the different types of programs offered provided a better understanding of the current landscape and help with planning any future collaborations.

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley (UWMBMV) — Summer Literacy Board Presentation December (2010)
This PowerPoint presentation from UWMBMV to their Board details the results from their 2010 Out-of-School Time summer literacy and learning project. It was funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, UWMBMV, United Way of Central Massachusetts and United Way Pioneer Valley, and it was managed by UWMBMV to work in seven turnaround school districts to stem summer learning loss. The evaluation by University of Massachusetts Boston showed that 85% of children avoided the typical summer loss described in research.

 

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