After-School in Housing Communities: A World of Learning, Right at Home

More and more after-school programs around the country are providing engaging learning opportunities to children by partnering with affordable housing communities. Here, Jenny Hicks, Technical Assistance Manager at the Partnership for Children and Youth (PCY), discusses the innovative work they’ve been doing to bring expanded learning to children in low-income housing.

Every Hour Counts: Can you tell us about your work in affordable housing communities?

Jenny Hicks: PCY’s work in affordable housing communities is focused on two goals. First is to build awareness within the fields of education and housing of the value of offering expanded learning in housing. And second is to enable housing agencies already running such programs to communicate, strengthen, and improve their programs. Continue reading