Evaluation of the La Casa de Don Pedro After-School Program

Michael Simmons, michael.simmons@rutgers.edu 

This evaluation to assesses the impact of La Casa de Don Pedro’s after-school program at Newark’s McKinley Elementary School. La Casa serves 75 children in grades 4, 5, and 6, and their families. The program is designed to provide students with the skills needed to improve academic performance and social-emotional development, enhance civic understanding and engagement, promote health and wellness, and encourage artistic expression.