Closing the Achievement Gap in Greater Rochester.
Creating a National Model for Results.

The Greater Rochester Summer Learning Association (GRSLA), also known as summerLEAP, is an educational initiative striving to transform the lives of Rochester City School District children by improving access to high-quality, tuition-free summer learning programs.

Our Objectives:

GRSLA members are jointly committed to the following major objectives:

  • To increase the number of low-income students participating in high-quality summer learning programs (from 120 students in 2009 to 420 in 2012 to over 1000 in 2017)
  • To improve students’ reading and math scores
  • To improve students’ high school and higher education graduation rates
  • To build a nationally recognized public–private summer learning partnership that can be employed in other cities across the nation.