Using the Summer and Afterschool Needs Assessment to Drive Program Quality: A Companion Guide

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With funding from the U.S. Department of Education's Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program (21st CCLC), the National Comprehensive Center developed a Needs Assessment tool that helps:

  • Program leaders identify strengths and areas of need as well as access expertise and support to meet those needs
  • System leaders gain insights into program providers' needs, so they can offer the right supports at the right time

This detailed how-to guide offers strategies for engaging with and using the Summer and Afterschool Needs Assessment to diagnose needs and strengths, support continuous improvement processes, and better connect program providers to expertise and resources in the community.