About Our Community
This community is a space for Housing Is members interested in out-of- school time (OST) like after-school and summer programs. OST plays an important role in supporting children’s learning beyond in-class time. Children in low-income households often lack the social and educational supports at home that can reinforce classroom instruction and help prevent “summer slide." The Housing Is initiative stands on the notion that affordable housing is influenced by a variety of systems, and that it is only through cross-sector collaboration that we will build the partnerships that will help improve lives. Use the features in this community to discuss programs and policies, post research and reports, publicize events, share case studies and best practices, seek input and feedback from fellow members, and connect with others interested in out-of- school time.