• Eliminating Cultural Biases in Pursuit of High-Quality Education
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    Eliminating Cultural Biases in Pursuit of High-Quality Education

    August 2018

    Researchers at WCW used the power of data to investigate and eliminate cultural biases in an afterschool program assessment tool, ensuring that results will accurately indicate the quality level of youth programs.

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  • Celebrate 50 Years of Social Change with Us
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    Celebrate 50 Years of Social Change with Us

    September 27, 2018

    Barbara Newell, Ph.D., former president of Wellesley College, will kick start our Lunchtime Seminar Series with a special conversation on her motivation for founding the Centers and her hopes for its future. Join us or watch online.

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  • Summer Reading with Women's Review of Books
    NEWS

    Summer Reading with Women's Review of Books

    Summer 2018

    The new issue looks at a mix of summer fiction and academic, gender-focused works.

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  • Quality Summer Learning in Action
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    Quality Summer Learning in Action

    June 2018

    Elizabeth Starr, M.Ed., of WCW's National Institute on Out-of-School Time reflects on the creative, supportive environment she witnessed at a choreography summer camp program.

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is a premier women- and gender-focused, social-change oriented research-and-action institute at Wellesley College.
Our mission is to advance gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing through high quality research, theory, and action programs.

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High-Skilled Immigration and the Structure of High-Tech firms

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Ongoing since 2011
Immigration programs and policies

This project will examine the role of firms in shaping high-skilled immigration to the United States. In particular, we exploit the combined employer - employee data of the most prominent US high tech firms to evaluate the extent to which foreign born science and engineering workers are employed, and how the work force composition is affected by the inflows of immigrant scientists. This research is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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The Massachusetts Women's Justice Network

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Ongoing since 2009
Women's Justice

This project will create a Massachusetts Women's Justice Network and develop a model program for women at risk of involvement in the criminal justice system.

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Achieving Gendered Justice Developing Substantive Research & Action Strategies for Justice-Involved Women

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Ongoing since 2015
Women's Justice

The project builds upon and expands both the research-based knowledge about justice-involved women’s concerns and the practical lessons of networking and advocacy learned over the period of five years

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National SEED Project

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Ongoing
Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED)

The National SEED ProjectSM is a peer-led professional development program that creates conversational communities to drive personal, organizational, and societal change toward greater equity and diversity.

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Program Practices: An Investigation of Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Standards and Practices

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2010-2011
Physical Activity and Healthy Eating in Out-of-School Programs

This research study uses quantitative and qualitative data collection methods and multiple regression modeling to examine healthy eating and physical activity opportunities in a national sample of out-of-school time programs.

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OST (Out-of-School Time) Physical Activity Standards: Implementation Trends

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Ongoing since 2013
Physical Activity in Out-of-School Time

Implementation and dissemination of physical activity program for out-of-school time

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Evaluation of “BridgeUp: STEM”

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Ongoing since 2015

NIOST collaborates with BridgeUp: STEM to study the delivery of Computational Science (CS) and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning experiences in the context of the education, science, and research resources of the AMNH to a cohort of New York City high school girls.

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Afterschool Matters

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Ongoing since 2007
A National Research, Writing and Action Initiative

The primary objective of this project is to manage the continuation of the well established Afterschool Matters Initiative, which includes several publications and a Research Grantee program, in addition to planning for the national expansion of a related action/research writing initiative.

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21st Century Community Learning Centers

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Ongoing since 2015
Out-of-School Time

State Monitoring Activities with Tracking, Synthesis and Analysis, and Technical Assistance in Implementing a Successful State

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Measuring the Impact of a Middle School Comprehensive Sex Education Curriculum

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Completed 2014
Assessing Middle School Sexual Education

This project was a multi-faceted engagement with Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts to conduct an evaluation of the Get Real middle school sexual education curriculum.

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