The Cityspan database is one tool Boston After School & Beyond’s program partners will leverage throughout their data collection and program evaluation process. The database currently houses almost three years of data from 80 organizations serving the City of Boston. A citywide hub for youth participation, survey, and assessment data, Cityspan is a valuable resource for Boston Beyond and its partners alike.

Cityspan builds program capacity to:

  • Track participant data including attendance, assessments, and demographics alongside program quality data.
  • Generate a variety of reports that support day-to-day operations, benchmark programs against citywide data, and communicate results to partners, boards, and funders.
  • Administer staff surveys to assess participant skill development, and award digital badges to youth who have shown achievement or growth in certain social-emotional skills.

Using Cityspan can be broken down into five central activities. All program partners are required to complete these steps during their data collection process. Details on how to complete the five steps can be found on the following pages, as well as instructions for using additional modules and features of the database.