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SCHOOL DISTRICTS

THINK Together maintains partnerships with over 30 school districts to deliver After School Education and Safety (ASES) and 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Programs to more than 300 school sites across California.

As the state’s largest non-profit provider of extended learning time programs, our team has achieved unparalleled organizational capacity, offering our partners turn-key solutions for all direct service and administrative grant requirements.

We develop state and federal grant applications for our district partners and manage every aspect of program implementation, including; staffing, training, quality assurance, attendance tracking, fiscal management, reporting, evaluation, academic alignment and matching fund development. Benefitting from an economy of scale, we are able to deliver high-quality, well-supported programs within prescribed funding levels by spreading infrastructure costs over a large number of sites. As a result, our programs are uniquely equipped to provide services to students and families that are most likely to yield positive academic outcomes, as evidenced by independent evaluation.

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“Santa Ana Unified and THINK Together have developed a fully integrated public/private partnership which offers our students a seamless transition from the school day into extended learning time. THINK Together is not just another vendor; they serve more like another department of our district.” - Dr. Cathie Olsky, Deputy Superintendent, Santa Ana Unified School District
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Partnership Process

To explore partnership opportunities contact Steven Amick, Director of School District Partnerships, to arrange an introductory meeting in which he will provide your administrative team with detailed information regarding THINK Together’s services and operating structure. Next, we’ll both ...

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Successful Grant Development

We employ in-house grant writers with extensive experience in the development of successful ASES and 21st CCLC applications Our excellent reputation in the afterschool field enhances the quality of any school district’s application ...

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Quality Staffing

Our human resources team recruits, screens, hires and trains all program staff members and absorbs all personnel costs All of our paid staff meet or exceed the qualifications of “highly-qualified paraprofessionals” as defined in the No Child Left Behind Act We allocate eighteen hours of p...

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Timely and Accurate Reporting

We maintain electronic and hard copy attendance records and all other documents required for Federal Program Monitoring review We recruit and enroll student participants and meet attendance targets at 96% of our sites Our fiscal staff expend and manage grant funds in compliance with state and...

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Robust Evaluation

Our in-house evaluation team tracks academic outcome data, in collaboration with school districts, for annual reporting to the state and federal departments of education We coordinate with school districts to conduct deeper research that informs and improves practice In partnership with UC Ir...

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Aligned Program Content

Our academic curricula reinforce the critical content standards for students at each grade level Program content is customized to meet the specific academic needs of each individual school Our Site Coordinators participate in professional learning communities and data reflection meetings, in ...

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Comprehensive Fund Development

We obtain and document all matching funding required for state after-school grants Our development team garnered over $5 million is private grants and gifts during the 2010/11 fiscal year 92% of our organization’s total revenues are invested in direct services to youth ...

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THINK Together is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization, IRS identification number 33-0781751.
Donations made to the THINK Together are tax deductible in the U.S.

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