Summer 2020 and Beyond

Dallas City of Learning is a public-private partnership with a goal of helping youth learn and build skills when they are out of school.

Here, we will explore insights from Summer 2020 based on 4 categories:

 

  1. Impacts from COVID-19
  2. Access
  3. Dosage
  4. Quality

Impacts from COVID-19

on students, caregivers and partner organizations.

Access

the number and types of programs offered to youth across all zip codes and ages

Dosage

the number of hours and days each student participates

Quality

program quality as evauated by youth, caregivers, educators and program administrators

Dallas City of Learning Summer 2020 Insights Reports

Impacts of COVID-19

Students

%

“when I came to this program (this summer) it was the first time I have been with other kids outside my own family in a long time.”

%

of students agree/strongly agree that they learn better when they are in person with their teachers/educators

%

of students agree/strongly agree that coronavirus makes them feel scared

2.2

When students were asked about feelings since school closing in March 2020, students rated their current social-emotional skills a 2.2 out 4, a decrease of nearly one full point from their pre-COVID ratings.

Caregivers

Caregivers report moderate levels of personal stress during school and program closures this summer, with an average 3.06 on a scale of 1 (extremely low stress) to 5 (extremely high stress)

3.06

key

stressors

As a follow up, caregivers were asked to rate how much of a stressor they consider a variety of concerns to be. The two highest rated concerns were “racism and protests in our city” and “keeping children busy and engaged during the summer.”

Program Leaders

%

made significant alterations to their programming for summer 2020

%

are likely to continue with the adaptations they have made well after the COVID-19 pandemic ends

Access

total youth participants year over year

Total Unique Students

this represents a decrease of 80.49% compared to summer 2019

Organizations Offering Programs

this represents an increase of 25% compared to summer 2019

Total Programs Offered

this represents a decrease of 62% compared to summer 2019

%

Programs Offered Online

programs available by age level

Count of programs per age level for Summer 2020. (2020n = 1,049 programs; 2019 n-2,737 programs). Percentages represent % of overall programs available for that level.

programs by category

Count of programs per category for Summer 2020. (2020n = 1,049 programs). Percentages represent % of overall programs available for that category.

Dosage

Students with Multiple Programs

this represents a decrease of 94% compared to summer 2019

Total Student Learning Hours

this represents a decrease of 50% compared to summer 2019

Quality

Student Satisfaction Rating

this represents an increase of 11% compared to summer 2019

Caregiver Satisfaction Rating

this represents an increase of 1.1% compared to summer 2019

5.69

Caregivers reported that adaptations made to Dallas City of Learning programs for summer 2020 were satisfactory: caregivers agreed/strongly agreed that the program met their family’s needs this summer for a socially distanced learning opportunity (5.69 out of 6) and that the way the program was delivered made them feel like their child was safe.