Time of Opportunity: Best Practices in Summer Learning (Part 2)

Thursday, September 14, 2017 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm EDT
Philanthropy New York; 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC 10036
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This program is the second part of a two-part series. The first part was a site visit to a model summer learning program at PS 48 in Jamaica, Queens.

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. At this forum, the following speakers will chart the progress NYC has made to date in summer learning, examine the latest research on best practices, and explore how to improve and expand summer learning opportunities for NYC children and youth.

  • 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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Registration is required by September 13th

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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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