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Building Management Information Systems to Coordinate Citywide Afterschool Programs

Cities often lack the data needed to answer basic questions about the scope and impact of local afterschool programs and systems. To address this challenge, cities need to implement technologies to track, store, and correlate data on youth participation across dozens of organizations. This report describes a number of the most promising approaches to building afterschool management information systems. It is a compendium of "what works," containing numerous examples of efforts led by different city departments, nonprofit intermediaries, schools and foundations.

This report was prepared by the National League of Cities.