Time of Opportunity: Best Practices in Summer Learning (Part 1)

Thursday, July 20, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:30pm EDT
Bus pick-up: Central Manhattan
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This program is the first part of a two-part series. The second part is slated for September 14, 2017 will be a forum featuring local and national speakers.

Research has demonstrated that summer learning loss is one of the most significant causes of the academic achievement gap between low-income students and their higher income peers, and one of the strongest contributors to the high school dropout rate.  Research also shows that high-quality summer learning programs can prevent summer learning loss and even accelerate learning for many students.  In order to explore what’s currently happening in summer learning across New York City, and how we might expand and improve this work, Time of Opportunity: Best Practices in Summer Learning will be a two-part series:  Part one will be a site visit to a model summer learning program at PS 48 in Jamaica, Queens, where a nationally recognized provider, Summer Advantage USA and Queens Library are serving children engaged in a community-wide early literacy campaign.

  • Why summer learning is crucial to closing achievement and opportunity gaps
  • How summer learning can be best structured to meet student needs
  • What sorts of publicly and privately funded programs are currently available in NYC through CBOs, libraries, and schools
  • What possibilities and challenges lie ahead to ensure high-quality summer learning opportunities for all NYC children and youth

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All interested funders.

Registration is required by July 10th

Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above.

Guests of NYC Youth Funders: Please email nycyouthfunders@gmail.com with your name, title, organizational affiliation, business mailing address, and phone number. Please indicate by which organizer you were invited. (no fee)

Non-Member Funders: Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org. ($150 fee)

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