Acknowledgements:

The Network for Youth Success would like to thank all the individuals and organizations that contributed their ideas and experiences with the QSA Tool for this User’s Guide for this third edition and for the original version. The updated document was created by a Workgroup of experts and practitioners who revised the original User’s Guide to reflect current research and knowledge. The original was created based on the research and expertise of an Advisory Group comprised of partners and colleagues, along with input from a Focus Group of afterschool program practitioners across New York State. We would like especially to thank the members of these groups for their dedication to this project:

THIRD EDITION WORKGROUP

Individuals:

Rachel Chase

Laurie Crutcher

Jaqueline Davis-Manigaulte

Rosana Hirsch

Jessica Jackson

Ajay Khashu

Rashida Ladner-Seward

Candace LaRue

Anne Lawrence

Kimberly Luce

Susan Matloff-Nieves

Ellen O’Connell

Sonia Toledo

Jenny Tyler McCormack

Sarah Zeller-Berkman

 

Staff:

Erin Broderick

Timothy Fowler

Alli Lidie

Chris Neitzey

Kelly Sturgis

 

Consultants:

Stephanie Williams

Jenine Zimmers

Organizations:

BestSelf Behavioral Health

Cornell University Cooperative Extension NYC

CUNY School of Professional Studies

Dignity for Children

ExpandED Schools

Hunter College

Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center

New York City Department of Education

New York City Department of Youth and Community Development

Partnership for After School Education

Youth Studies, Inc.
 

Interns and Volunteers:

Ligea Alexander

Joyce Jian

Claire Sampson

Emma Terwilliger

Gianluca Yong Gonzalez

ORIGINAL ADVISORY GROUP

Individuals:

Gianna Abrazzo

Pradine Content

Julliet Coxum

Robert Dick

Sandra DuPree

Kenyatta Funderburk

Mary Grenz Jalloh

Debbie Hall

Sarah Jonas

Fred Jones

Ajay Khashu

Anne Lawrence

Candace Mayer LaRue

Sean McCrossan

Monique McDowell

Kim McLaughlin

Betsy Morcom-Kenney

Ellen O’Connell

Candace Reyes-Dandrea

Hal Smith

Linda Woodward

 

Organizations:

Glen Falls School District

Highbridge Community Life Center

Inwood House

New York City Department of Education

New York City Department of Youth and Community Development

New York State Center for School Safety

New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Northwest Buffalo Community Center

NY State Education Department

NYS Student Support Services Center

Partnership for After School Education

ExpandED Schools

Children’s Aid

The Robert Bowne Foundation

 
Original QSA Tool and User’s Guide Staff and Consultants:

Suzanne Goldstein

Jennifer Siaca Curry

Eric Gurna

Lissette Gomez

Sanjiv Rao

ORIGINAL FOCUS GROUP

Individuals:                                                                                                    

Rebecca Ahouse

Renita Aughburns

Ellen Brocato

Deborah Daby

Daniel Diaz

Richard Dombkowski

Wendy Edge

Robin Fleshman

Marisol Guzman

Debbie Hall

Rosana Hirsch

Monica Ingkavet

Rashida Ladner

Bonnie Massey

Loretta McCormick

Belinda Passafaro

Jonathan Rhoads

Doreen Teh

Sonia Toledo

Chris Whipple

Shelly Wilson

Tom Wojcikowski

Elizabeth Wright

Sarah Zeller Berkman

 
Organizations:

ActKnowledge

Baychester Youth Council After School Program

Concerned Ecumenical Ministry

Copenhagen CSD

Development Without Limits

East Side House Settlement

Glens Falls City School District

Henry Street Settlement

NYC Housing Authority

OCO Youth Services

Otsego Northern Catskills BOCES

Partnership for After School Education

Patchogue-Medford School District

SCAN NY

New York Edge

ExpandED Schools

The Child Center of New York

Children’s Aid

Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES/ United Way of Seneca County

 
Special Thanks:

William Casey

Elizabeth Mastro

The Network for Youth Success would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support of the QSA Tool and User’s Guide over the years:

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

The Clark Foundation

ExpandED Schools

New York City Department of Youth and Community Development

New York State 21st CCLC Statewide Technical Assistance Center

New York State Office of Children and Family Services

The Robert Bowne Foundation