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.
The investigations in Explore It! provide an experiential foundation for the development of concepts aligned with the national standards that are addressed in formal school curricula. Explore It!
This report covers EDC’s process evaluation of Year 1 of the iDesign project, a three-year NSF ITEST-funded project to engage underrepresented youth in designing interactive, culturally and sociall
These free online training courses are designed to help entrepreneurs learn what they need to know to establish and grow a business. Users learn at their own pace in their own time.
This three-part series, funded by the National Science Foundation, features engaging activities that bring middle school youth outdoors to explore the natural world using observation, digital photo
EDC conducted a research study in the Democratic Republic of Congo to test the effects of teacher knowledge and practice on student learning.