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Local School District

Number of students enrolled in school system: 1,042,078 (2006-2007)

Number of public schools: 1,456 including empowerment and charter schools

Demographics of School System (2006-2007):
» Males: 51%
» Females: 49%

» American Indian: 1%
» Asian: 14%
» Hispanic: 39%
» African-American: 32%
» White: 14%

» Students receiving English Language Learning Services: 13%
» Students receiving Special Education Services: 14%
» Students eligible for free / reduced price lunch: 72% (2005)

Intermediary Background and Funding

Year Founded: 1998

Total Budget: $35.5 million

Funding:
» Public: 60%
» Private: 40%

Core Functions:

  • Brokering relationships
  • Convening local organizations
  • Expanding services
  • Increasing program quality
  • Strengthening and supporting the after-school workforce
  • Research and evaluation o Promoting sustainability

Schools and Programs

TASC provides direct programming through the City Scholars high school program, which served more than 1600 youth in 2006-2007.

Number of Programs: 159 (2007)

Number of Youth Served: 27,672 (2007)

Ages of Youth Served: K-12

In 2007-2008, TASC will focus on improving program quality through staff training and changing public policy to support after-school. Its partnerships with local universities and government leaders have positioned TASC to make progress in these areas.