• 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
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    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.
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Communication about sex in the nuclear family and beyond: Implications for health interventions

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Ongoing since 2013
Sex Communication

This investigation will longitudinally explore continuity and change in teen-family sexual communication over teens' transition to high school.

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Promoting Adolescent Health (PATH)

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Ongoing since 2011
Promoting Adolescent Health (PATH) online depression prevention program

Evaluation of a primary care/Internet-based depression prevention program for at-risk adolescents and their families.

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Natick Depression Prevention Initiatives

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Ongoing since 2015
An evaluation of depression in Natick Public School students 

Hey NHS/WMS/KMS is a three-part program to address adolescent depression throughout the Natick Public Schools. The program will make an effort to increase mental health literacy in the Natick school community, and to prepare the community for a broad-based screening and intervention approach to the problem of youth depression/suicidal behavior.

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National Institute on Out-of-School Time

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Ongoing since 1978
NIOST

This long-term program has brought national attention to the importance of children's out-of-school time using research, training and advocacy to strengthen children's emotional, physical, and social development.

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Afterschool Program Assessment System (APAS)

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Ongoing since 2006
Assessing Quality Afterschool Programs

APAS is an assessment system that helps programs link quality and youth outcomes together in a comprehensive and integrated fashion. It was developed to help address the accountability challenge that faces afterschool programs.

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Providence After School Association

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Ongoing since 2012
Evaluation of the PASA Regular AfterZone and AfterZone Summer Scholar Programs

This study evaluates the Regular AfterZone and AfterZone Summer Scholars programs.

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Boston Summer Learning Project

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Ongoing since 2010
Evaluation of the Boston Summer Learning Project

This project will evaluate the Boston Summer Learning Program.

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Women's Leadership in Resident Theaters

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Ongoing since 2013
Women's Leadership

The Wellesley Centers for Women partnered with American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) to study gender equity in leadership opportunities in the nonprofit American theater.

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Risk and Resilience of Media and Social Networking use in Vulnerable Adolescent Populations

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Ongoing since 2013
Media and Identity Study

Charmaraman will interview a subset of 30 participants from the larger online survey study of over 1,300 young people aged 12 – 25 from the U.S. and abroad.

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Promoting Public Awareness of the Road to Educational Equity for Girls of Color: A Multi-level Strategy

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Ongoing since 2011
Educational Equity

The goal of this collaborative project is to invite public discourse about overcoming barriers to educational equity for girls of color in order to affect educational policy and practice. The specific goal of the project was to create a multi-media strategy in two phases in order to stimulate conversation almongst multiple constituencies.

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