From afterschool programs in New York City to rural villages in Africa, out-of-school time (OST) and nonformal learning can be lifelines in areas hit hard by poverty, crime, and violence. We design, study, and scale up interventions that strengthen these lifelines, supporting success in school and sparking interest in careers.

We work with industry- and foundation-funded programs to help set direction and with federal and state agencies to inform OST policymaking. Our evaluations help refine promising programs through both formative data and summative reports. Around the world, we build local capacity and draw on the strategic use of technology to develop, implement, and evaluate programs that deliver core literacy and life skills.

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Experts

Brenda Bell
Senior International Technical Advisor
Shai Fuxman staff portrait
Senior Research Scientist
Leslie Goodyear
Principal Research Scientist
Cornelia Janke
Senior International Technical Advisor
Carrie Parker
Principal Research Scientist
Sarita Pillai
Managing Project Director
Rebecca Jackson Stoeckle
Vice President | Director, Health and Technology
Tony Streit
Senior Project Director
Jim Vetter
Associate Director

Resources

Here are a few of our resources on out-of-school learning. To see more, visit our Resources section.

Curricula

A series of 14 design engineering booklets that include student and teacher guidance for implementing long-term activities, such as designing a pinball game or building a trebuchet.

Reports

This report details the results of an impact study that was conducted to better understand the contributions of the Mindanao Youth Development (MYDev) project to improving skills and outcomes for o

Reports

This brief describes how EDC works with multi-sector partners to pioneer new ways to harness the power of digital tools to support families and enhance early teaching, learning, and health promotion.

Websites

This website contains information about the Out-of-School Youth Literacy Assessment (OLA), a reading assessment administered one-on-one to youth and adults that was developed by EDC.

Reports

The report covers the results of a study that was done of the Akazi Kanoze Youth Livelihoods Project partner organizations.

Studies

Developed by EDC, this set of eight briefs outlines research related to the challenges and recommendations for K–12 STEM education.

Reports

This report shows the results of EQUIP3’s efforts and demonstrates that certain approaches to positively engaging and supporting youth work better than others.

Reports

This report captures the results of a retrospective study implemented by the team for the Akazi Kanoze Accelerated Learning Program in Rwanda.

Reports

The Committee on Successful Out-of-School STEM Learning, appointed by the National Research Council’s Board on Education, was charged with identifying effective out-of-school STEM settings and prog

Reports

This qualitatitive study was designed to evaluate the employment and livelihoods status of several groups of participants in the Akazi Kanoze Youth Livelihoods Project after their graduation.