Evaluation of Summer Together

In Spring 2021, Policy Studies Associates (PSA) was engaged to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the implementation of Summer Together. The evaluation was designed to explore a central question: How does Summer Together contribute to an equitable system that supports the growth, well-being, and success of young people in San Francisco?
Through interviews, focus groups, and surveys with Summer Together system leaders, program providers, families, and youth participants, the PSA team explored:

  • The impact of Summer Together funding on the landscape of summer programs

  • Program implementation highlights and challenges

  • Benefits for participants and their families

  • Lessons learned about system coordination, planning, and infrastructure