September 1, 2022
New study shows that social capital is the key to reducing poverty and empowering underserved youth’s upward mobility.
Social capital has long been one of the four essential elements of student success at LEAP and is included in all LEAP programs at each age level.
July 21, 2022
US Dept. of Ed calls for afterschool & summer for all
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona launched the Engage Every Student Initiative, a bold new call to action to utilize American Rescue Plan funds alongside other state and local funds to ensure that every child who wants a spot in a high-quality out-of-school time (OST) program has one.
June 23, 2022
Dr. Robert Putnam of the Harvard School of Government discusses the Opportunity Gap
Dr. Robert Putnam, Harvard professor in public policy at the Harvard School of Government, discusses the growing opportunity gap among our low-income youth and its implications for their social mobility and the costs to society. He makes a compelling case for all of us to take this issue seriously and for us to use our collective voices to compel our government as well as religious leaders to do something about it.