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Evaluation of 21st Century Community Learning Centers

Began in January 2011

Since 2011, RFA has served as the external evaluator for 21st Century Community Learning Center programs in Philadelphia and surrounding counties. We currently work with 20 grantees across all active PA grant cohorts, encompassing over 100 sites. Our mixed-methods research includes collection and analysis of qualitative program implementation data and quantitative participation and outcomes data.

We customize our approach to qualitative research for each grantee in order to provide the most useful formative information to the program. RFA uses the collected data to complete portions of the required federal and state reporting requirements and to produce an annual local evaluation report which includes an overview of the program, implementation progress towards required performance indicators, and recommendations for program improvement.