Skip to navigation menu

Skip to main content

<< Back

Event Details: Do After-School Programs Help Level the Playing Field for Disadvantaged Youth?

Description:

An Equity in Education Forum:
Do After-School Programs Help Level the Playing Field for Disadvantaged Youth?

After-school programs may help compensate for schooling inequities, boost academic performance, and narrow achievement gaps. However, participation remains low among disadvantaged youth. What is the cause of their low participation rates? Will increasing access among disadvantaged students lead to more equitable academic outcomes? And if so, how much?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009
3:30 - 5:00 PM


179 Grace Dodge Hall
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W. 120th St


Presenters:
Margo Gardner
Research Scientist, National Center for Children and Families
Jodie Roth
Senior Research Scientist, National Center for Children and Families
Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Child Development and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

Discussants:
Robert Granger
President, William T. Grant Foundation
Lucy Friedman
President, The After-School Corporation

This event is free and open to the public.

Please RSVP. For more information, please call (212) 678-8362 or email jgarcia@tc.edu.


Individuals with disabilities are invited to request reasonable accommodations including, but not limited to sign language interpretation, Braille or large print materials, and a campus map of accessible features. Address these requests to the Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities at (212) 678-3689, keller@tc.edu, or Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services at (212) 678-3853 V/TTY, jaech@tc.edu.


Type: Lectures & Talks

Location: 179 Grace Dodge Hall

Date & Time: 10/7/2009, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Website: www.equitycampaign.org

Contact: Jessica Garcia

Email:

Contact Phone: 212-678-8362

Contact's Affiliation: Campaign for Educational Equity