Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in Public and Affordable Housing

PCY has been a pioneer in expanded learning for the past 15 years, including a focus on creating educational opportunities in public and affordable housing over the last six years, through our HousED initiative. In 2015, we brought together a diverse group of housing agencies and educators to meet an ambitious goal: establish standards for quality expanded learning programs that speak to the unique needs and challenges of providing services to youth in public and affordable housing communities.


The resulting standards are a groundbreaking step forward, offering guidance and best practices for expanded learning in housing communities. We understand that each program is unique, and these standards serve as a guide that each program will adapt to meet their specific needs.