Creating Infrastructure to Provide and Support Knowledge Building Activities
The After-School Corporation (TASC) is a capacity building intermediary organization whose goal is to leverage new public and private funding, engage stakeholders, and provide the support and technical assistance necessary to build a network of high-quality, school-based, afterschool programs in New York City and other New York counties. TASC was created in 1998 with a challenge grant from the George Soros Open Society Institute (OSI), which wanted to make a significant investment in New York City. OSI saw the need for afterschool programming and pledged up to $125 million over a five-year period on the condition that matching funds were acquired from the public sector and other private donors on a three-toone basis. In 2001, OSI extended the grant term for two additional years.