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After School Counts
Reading and Math Instruction for Low-Performing K-8 Students

Award Information

Award #
2004-JL-FX-0152
Location
Awardee County
Cook
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2004
Total funding (to date)
$543,362

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $247,369)

Chicago Public Schools will implement an "After School Counts" program, which will be made available to 187 Chicago elementary and middle schools (serving grades K-8) that do not currently qualify for Supplemental Educational Services funding. The program's goals are both to improve students' academic development and performance and to ensure students' safety and prevent delinquency by keeping children occupied during "at-risk" after school hours. The program's strategy includes offering intensive after school academic programming in reading and math for at least four hours a week for a minimum of 20 weeks during the school year. Chicago Public Schools' Office of After School and Community School Programs will report on performance outputs such as the number of participants and hours of programming. Performance measures will include students' grades, ITBS test scores, school attendance, and juvenile crime data. Chicago Public Schools will report their findings to OJJDP in the grantee's Categorical Assistance Progress Reports. NCA/NCF

Chicago Public Schools will implement an 'After School All-Stars' program, a comprehensive after-school program that includes academics, enrichment, and independent learning activities, at 150 Chicago public, elementary and middle schools (serving grades 3-8). The program's goals are to provide enrichment activities in addition to the reading and math assistance that students already receive outside of the regular school day and to prevent delinquency by keeping children occupied during 'at-risk' after school hours. The program's strategy includes offering intensive after school programming for at least six hours a week for a minimum of 20 weeks during the school year. Chicago Public Schools will report on performance outputs such as the number of participants, hours of programming, and student attendance. Performance measures will include students' academic performance, test scores, and truancy rates. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 29, 2004