Kelly Sloane is a Research Associate and brings her mixed-methods research expertise to a range of RFA projects. She contributes to a multi-year evaluation of the Wallace Foundation’s Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Afterschool Arts Initiative; an evaluation of the City of Philadelphia’s Community Schools initiative; and evaluations of a range of 21st Century afterschool programs in the Philadelphia area. Sloane is completing her Ph.D. in Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University, where her dissertation focuses on the racial and political dynamics of educational reform in Washington, DC. She has also served as an analyst and consultant for Metis Associates, Branch Associates, and the United Way. Projects focused on issues of economic and racial inequality utilizing a broad range of quantitative and qualitative methods.