SV2 joined forces with the Sand Hill Foundation and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation to fund a cohort of summer school and after school program providers that emphasize academic success and college readiness for nearly 6,000 at‐risk middle and high school students in Silicon Valley.
In addition to receiving grants, organizations participated in a learning community created to encourage partnerships and foster the sharing of best practices. By funding an entire cohort of organizations and bringing them together in an ongoing professional learning community, our goal was to significantly amplify the impact of each individual grant, and allow both funders and Grantees to create a regional model for out‐of‐school time effectiveness that can potentially be shared and replicated throughout the country.
Learning for Action was engaged to study the impact of this collaborative effort and has released a report on their findings: Building the Organizational Capacity of Out-of-School Time Providers in Silicon Valley
In addition, Public Profit has published Strategies to Promote Non-Cognitive Skills: A Guide for Youth Developers and Educators, based on research conducted for the Collaborative.
Organizations funded through the Collaborative were the following:
|ACE Charter School in San Jose||
Serves 5th through 8th graders who score below basic on the California STAR test, and aims to propel them towards proficiency in English language arts and math by the end of 8th grade.
|Bay Area After‐School All Stars in Milpitas||
Focuses their academic program on teaching and strengthening basic skills in math, literacy, and ELL fluency, in addition to homework completion.
|Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula||
Focuses on assisting youth to graduate from high school with a plan.
|Breakthrough Silicon Valley||
Prepares their students academically for acceptance into four‐year universities.
|Citizen Schools of Redwood City||
Focuses on grade gains in math, English language arts, and science.
|College Track in East Palo Alto||
After-school program working to increase high school graduation, college eligibility, and enrollment and college graduation rates among low‐income, under‐resourced high school students.
|East Palo Alto Tennis & Tutoring (EPATT)||
Strives to impact students academically, athletically, and socially using one-on-one academic tutoring and group tennis instruction.
Prepares eighth grade students for enrollment in Algebra I in 8th grade and college preparatory language arts classes in 9th grade.
|Silicon Valley Children's Fund||
Improve the educational outcomes of foster youth in high school through a comprehensive network of programs and intensive one‐on‐one case management.