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Expanded Learning, Expanded Opportunity

July 07, 2015

How Four Communities Are Working to Improve Education for Their Students America's Promise Related Promises: Caring AdultsEffective EducationSafe Places
Parramore, Orlando: Leveraging Local Strengths

May 29, 2014

The aptly named Division Avenue remains a demarcation line between predominantly white and predominantly black neighborhoods—and a stark reminder of the city’s segregated past. In the beginning of the 21st century, approximately 73 percent of children and youth in Parramore, Orlando’s historically African American neighborhood, lived below the poverty line, with alarmingly high rates for child abuse and neglect. The neighborhood’s high school had received five consecutive Fs on its performance, and only 66 percent of youth graduated from it during the 2007-08 academic year. Teen girls were…
Transforming East Lake: Systematic Intentionality in Atlanta

March 31, 2014

The East Lake community in Atlanta faced high rates of violence and unemployment and low graduation rates. Now, more than 20 years after its decline, the neighborhood — and life for its young people — has dramatically improved. 
Expanding Learning, Expanding Opportunities

January 15, 2014

This guide, which accompanies an America's Promise video that highlights three successful ELO programs, describes a number of resources that can help bring expanded learning to a community, including studies that show the impact of ELO and links to organizations that offer advice on establishing strong systems.