Research & News

We invite you to join ACES in keeping up-to-date on the latest research and opportunities for afterschool education by visiting this page frequently. Simply click on the title for the PDF of each article.

one Minneapolis Community Indicators Report (The Minneapolis Foundation, 2011) Community-level indicators that reflect the community's educational, economic, and social environment.

2010 KIDS COUNT Data Book The 21st annual KIDS COUNT Data Book profiles the status of America’s children on a national and state-by-state basis and ranks states on 10 measures of well-being. (Annie E. Casey Foundation)

"Afterschool Counts" A Guide to Issues and Strategies for Monitoring Attendance in Afterschool and Other Youth Programs (Policy Studies Associates, Inc., Prepared for the After School Project of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

"Afterschool Programs" Making a Difference in America's Communities by Improving Academic Achievement, Keeping Kids Safe and Helping Working Families (Afterschool Alliance)

"Community Service and Service Learning in America's Schools" (Corporation for National & Community Service)

"Can Service Learning Help Reduce the Achievement Gap?" New Research Points Toward the Potential of Service-Learning for Low-Income Students. (Search Institute)