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Community for Learning

Temple University
1601 North Broad Street, Room 606
Philadelphia, PA 19122
http://www.temple.edu/lss/cfl.htm

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Contact Information:
Dr. Graynle D. Edwards
Director
877.253.4160
gedwards@temple.edu

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Prevention
Intervention

Both

Moderate Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

Preschool
Elementary
Middle School
High School

Urban
Suburban

School Wide

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities

Description:

School is not the only place where students learn. They learn in a variety of environments, including libraries, museums, workplaces, and their homes. Community for Learning links the school to these and other institutions, including health, social services, and law enforcement agencies.

Program Descriptors Include:
Academic Improvement, Computer Assisted Instruction, GED

Starting Date: 1990
Students Served Per Year: 500+
Last Verified: 2009

Risk Factors:

Protective Factors:

Program addresses the following:

Individual factors

  • Low achievement
  • Low educational expectations
  • Lack of effort
  • Low commitment to school

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

  • Good relationships with parents, peers, and teachers
  • Involvement with positive peer activities

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

The annual cost range of the program is $25,000 - $100,000.

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

Federal Agencies
State Agencies
Local/City/County Agencies
School Districts

Teachers
Counselors
Parents
School Administrators

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Unspecified

Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory for Student Success

Evaluation Information:

Studies indicate that student performance tends to increase as schools have more time to implement the model.

How evaluation data was collected:
Data collected and analyzed at school/district level
Data collected and analyzed at state or organizational level

National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities
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Clemson, SC 29631-1555
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Email: NDPCSD-L@clemson.edu

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