Harvard Family Research Project
The Harvard Family Research Project (http://www.hfrp.org/) has “helped stakeholders develop and evaluate strategies to promote the well-being of children, youth, families, and their communities” for close to 30 years. Its primary areas of research are complementary learning (multiple opportunities to learn at home, in school, and in the community), family involvement, out-of-school time programs and initiatives, and evaluation.
HFRP resources include:
The Family Engagement for High School Success Toolkit: Planning and implementing an Initiative to Support the Pathway to Graduation for At-Risk Students
This November 2011 resource helps schools and community organizations identify 9th graders who are at risk of dropping out and develop and implement a plan to keep them in school.
Family Involvement Network of Educators
This community of educators, practitioners, policymakers, and researchers is dedicated to strengthening family–school–community partnerships. FINE membership is free and provides access to current information on family involvement via the FINE newsletter and other resources.
The Evaluation Exchange
This periodical focuses on “emerging strategies” for evaluating programs and policies, especially those affecting children, families, and communities.
Out-of-School (OST) Time Research and Evaluation Database and Bibliography
HFRP has compiled information about research and evaluation work on OST programs to support the development of high quality evaluations and programs.
| The development of this website was funded by the University of South Florida St. Petersburg
through a grant by the Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services,
Florida Department of Education (2010 - 2011, 291-2621A-1C008).