What We Do

Community Schools and Expanded Learning

Connecting schools and communities to increase opportunities for students

Coordinating resources to support student and family success.

FourPoint helps schools and communities work especially and strategically together to improve outcomes for children and youth.

FourPoint helps districts and communities create and refine opportunity ecosystems, aligning and coordinating resources and programming to close opportunity and achievement gaps and ensure all young people are ready for life after graduation. Sometimes this work happens in schools, where we help leaders create productive and sustainable partnerships with community-based organizations. We also support communities by helping leaders develop systems of early learning and quality out-of-school time options.

Recent research identified Expanded Learning Time (ELT) as one of three effective strategies for addressing unfinished learning, particularly that caused by the pandemic, for the country’s most underserved students. Supporting high-quality ELT has been a key priority of FourPoint since our inception. Through our work growing state and city networks, supporting the implementation of longer school days and years, and building sustainable community schools, we have built deep knowledge and understanding of how ELT can be implemented and the power of high-quality programs to improve outcomes for students.

“The afterschool landscape varies widely across states and communities. Our work begins by understanding the landscape of each client’s community along with the desires and circumstances of their young people. From there, we lend our considerable expertise, tools and resources to accelerate the work of building quality programs. We pride ourselves on bringing many voices to the planning table, building the capacity of local leaders, and supporting effective implementation.”

Sharon Deich, FourPoint Education Partners

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We are passionate about helping all students succeed and believe that context, coherence, relationships, and equity and access are key.

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