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PSA recognized among NAA’s Most Influential in Research and Evaluation

The National AfterSchool Association (NAA) has selected PSA as one of NAA’s 2018 Most Influential in Research and Evaluation, recognizing our contributions to research and evaluation on youth and adolescent development.  PSA is proud to have partnered with programs, intermediaries and policymakers at the national, state and local levels, and proud to have played a role in contributing to the growth and quality of afterschool opportunities for young people for more than two decades. 

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Evaluation of Children's Aid i3-funded Parent Leadership Institute discussed at INET

Community context plays a critical role in the integration of externally-developed parent engagement models into schools. This report presents findings from PSA’s evaluation of the Children’s Aid Parent Leadership Institute (PLI) and describes lessons learned from parent engagement coordinators’ efforts to balance the PLI’s core components with parents’ interests and principals’ visions for parent engagement in their schools.

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