Providers Advancing School Outcomes (PASO): Final Impact Study

The Providers Advancing School Outcomes (PASO) program is an innovative, community-based model that aims to ensure school readiness of Latino children. PASO trains and supports childcare providers who are family, friends, and neighbors (FFN) of preschool-aged children in the area’s low-income, Hispanic communities.
Study Goals:
The evaluation includes a feasibility analysis, implementation study, and impact study. The evaluation explored the impacts of PASO on FFN care and children’s development.

Mile High United Way: Reading Partners Colorado

Reading Partners recruits, trains, and places community volunteers into high-need schools to provide tutoring for students who are one month to two-and-a-half years behind grade level in reading and speak conversational English. Trained volunteers follow a research-based curriculum tailored to each child's needs. Reading Partners Coordinators also provide ongoing training, observations, coaching, and progress monitoring to students and community volunteers, ensuring that students are meeting their individual literacy goals.

The evaluation found that:

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