TASC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to giving all kids expanded learning opportunities that support, educate and inspire them. Our vision is that kids from every background will have access to the range of experiences and world class education that all families want for their children. Our innovative ExpandED Schools, which expand the time and ways students learn, support their intellectual, creative and healthy development and prepare them to thrive in a democratic society.
We work in New York and the nation to change public policy and expand public funding for expanded learning opportunities. We develop and promote models for expanded learning time, after-school and summer programs that demonstrably improve kids’ school engagement, motivation and achievement at a cost public funding can sustain, and that keep kids safe while parents work. We evaluate the effectiveness and impact of our educational models and share findings with school and community educators around the country. When we find approaches that are transformative for kids, we work to expand them to reach large numbers of kids and families.
We propose policy solutions to unequal opportunities that prevent kids with the greatest needs from having a rich and broad education. And we advocate for fair funding.