• Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
  • Clark Foundation
  • New York State 21st CCLC Statewide Technical Assistance Center
  • The After-School Corporation
  • The Robert Bowne Foundation

NYSAN would like to thank all the individuals and organizations who contributed their ideas and experiences with the QSA Tool for the instructions for use of the tool. Instructions were created based on the research and expertise of an Advisory Group comprised of NYSAN 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:

Advisory Group

  • Gianna Abrazzo
  • New York City Department of Youth and Community Development
  • Julliet Coxum
  • New York State Center for School Safety
  • Robert Dick
  • New York State Office of Children and Family Services
  • Fred Jones
  • New York City Department of Education
  • Ajay Khashu
  • The After-School Corporation
  • Candace Mayer LaRue
  • AfterSchool Works! New York
  • Anne Lawrence
  • The Robert Bowne Foundation
  • Sean McCrossan
  • Northwest Buffalo Community Center
  • Monique McDowell
  • Highbridge Community Life Center
  • Kim McLaughlin
  • New York State Student Support Services Center
  • Betsy Morcom-Kenney
  • NY State Education Department
  • Ellen O’Connell
  • Partnership for After School Education
  • Hal Smith
  • New York City Department of Youth and Community Development

Focus Group

  • Rebecca Ahouse
    Seneca County United Way
  • Renita Aughburns
    NYC Housing Authority
  • Ellen Brocato
    Patchogue-Medford School District
  • Deborah Daby
    OCO Youth Services
  • Daniel Diaz
    East Side House Settlement
  • Wendy Edge
  • Robin Fleshman
    The Children’s Aid Society
  • Marisol Guzman
    Sports and Arts Foundation
  • Debbie Hall
    Glens Falls City School District
  • Loretta McCormick
  • Tom Wojcikowski
    Copenhagen CSD

We would especially like to thank Kim McLaughlin of the NYS Student Support Services Center and Elizabeth Mastro of the NYS Center for School Safety for their work on the quality indicators and performance level definitions.

We would also like to thank Sanjiv Rao and Jennifer Siaca, the NYSAN staff who played a central role in developing content.

Terms of Use

The Quality Self-Assessment (QSA) Tool website is the intellectual property of the New York State Afterschool Network and its component parts, and is protected by relevant local and federal laws. The content in this website may be reproduced or distributed for informational and educational uses only. The content of this website may not be modified or edited without the written permission of the New York State Afterschool Network.

If you are referencing or adapting any part of the NYSAN Quality Self-Assessment (QSA) Tool or the instructions as a resource for creating a similar instrument, please acknowledge use of the document(s) in your publication. Prior to referencing or adapting any part, please contact us.


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