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Organization : Massachusetts 2020
Address : 18 Tremont Street, Suite 1120
Boston, MA 02108
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Focus Area : Education
Youth Development
Organization Description : Massachusetts 2020 is a non-profit foundation focused on expanding educational and economic opportunities for children and families across Massachusetts. Massachusetts 2020 was founded in 2000 by Chris Gabrieli, a civic and business entrepreneur, and Jennifer Davis, former Executive Director of the Mayor of Boston’s 2:00-to-6:00 After-School Initiative and Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education. Massachusetts 2020’s initial efforts have focused on expanding after-school and summer learning opportunities for children across the Commonwealth.

Massachusetts 2020 designed and now manages for Boston’s After-School for All Partnership the After-School Literacy Coaching Initiative (LCI). The LCI seeks to enable the integration of high-impact learning activities into programs by providing program staff across Boston the opportunity to participate in intensive on-site coaching from literacy experts over the course of a full school year. Sites also receive curriculum materials and book collections to build and grow program libraries. The LCI operates through a collaboration of ReadBoston, Boston Plan for Excellence and Boston Public Schools, and the support of seven public and private funders. The sites are also participating in a comprehensive evaluation measuring the impact of the coaching on after-school staff capacity and, in turn, on children’s engagement in learning activities and academic performance. This initiative, launched in October of 2003, is supporting 20 after-school programs in Boston in the 2004-2005 school year.
Grant deadline: May 26, 2006.

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