Dallas Afterschool commissioned buildingcommunitiesWORKSHOP to conduct a study on the availability of afterschool programs in Dallas County as a means to identify recommended geographic focus areas for strategic expansion of local afterschool programs.
buildingcommunitiesWORKSHOP developed a multi-criteria model to analyze data within five areas: Existing Afterschool Environment, Current Neighborhood Conditions, Local School Environment, Accessibility + Proximity, and Change in Neighborhood Conditions.
Ten priority areas were identified for afterschool expansion. However, the findings show that the entire county is in critical need of afterschool programming.
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