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April 25, 2017

Philadelphia launches survey for residents to rate after-school programs

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School District of Philadelphia headquarters Thom Carroll/PhillyVoice

The School District of Philadelphia headquarters on North Broad Street.

Philadelphia is looking to hear from residents about their experiences with the city's before- and after-school programs.

A new online survey seeks input from parents and other family members about the quality of various out-of-school programs, including summer, weekend, evening and holiday options, in addition to those provided during the school year.

“We need to hear the voices and experiences of parents, grandparents, teachers and other members of the community to help provide the best options for our children and families,” said City Managing Director Mike DiBerardinis.

The 10-minute survey, available in English and Spanish, asks for various demographic and enrollment data and calls on residents to give feedback on their level of satisfaction.

“This survey will help us find out what is important to parents and caretakers and what are the gaps in programming for after-school and summertime — those times when it is critical to support kids to learn and thrive outside of school hours,” said Cynthia Figueroa, commissioner for the Philadelphia Department of Human Services.

The survey will remain open until May 26.