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HSLI Staff

Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative’s mission is to create equity in opportunity for all youth through expanded learning experiences in Western Massachusetts.  HSLI provides a broad range of direct supports to after-school and youth development organizations, and works to build public will, impact public policy and improve outcomes through partnerships with schools, business and the community. HSLI received the Excellence Award from the National Association for Summer Learning in 2009, in recognition of the innovative model and promising outcomes in stemming summer reading loss.

HSLI benefits from the ongoing support and direction of the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County, the Davis Foundation, the United Way of Pioneer Valley, the Cox Charitable Trust, The Department of Early Education and Care, and The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The model is well-established and producing impressive outcomes, thanks to thoughtful input from the many stakeholders of HSLI.

Maura Geary, as Director of Strategic Program Innovation at the REB, oversees theHSLI  work, Maura has been an active partner on HSLI and is deeply familiar with the initiative.  Brian King oversees the day to day operation and direction of HSLI and can be reached at