Lessons Learned from the Partners for Student Success Initiative

Partners for Student Success(PSS), culminating in the Fall of 2010, was a four year initiative funded by the Wallace Foundation. The Wallace Foundation’s support of the PSS initiative has resulted in increased access to after-school and summer programs for students in the Boston Public Schools and improved program quality. By investing in leading nonprofit program providers, Boston After School & Beyond (BASB) and the Boston Public Schools (BPS) have been able to strengthen school-community partnerships in order to meet the needs of students in low-performing schools. Furthermore, the PSS model has been adopted in a broader portfolio of after-school programs, the Triumph Collaborative, and used as a model for new endeavors.

Root Cause prepared a final report on the initiative including insights, lessons learned, and recommendations derived from interviews with key informants on the Wallace Foundation's four-year, $8 million out-of-school time system-building grant.
View the report The Future of Out-of-School Time in Boston: Lessons Learned from the Partners for Student Success Initiative