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The purpose of the California AfterSchool Network is to increase access to high-quality out-of-school time programs that support success for all children and youth.

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We are committed to providing you with the resources and tools necessary to build high quality out-of-school time programs in California. Keep up to date with all the latest news and events.

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We Love After School – Spread the Word, Spread the Love!

Take a moment to spread the love for after school programs this Valentine’s Day.  There are many reasons to love after school - we love after school programs because it ensures a safe environment, inspires creative learning, and helps working families. The Afterschool Alliance has created a We Love Afterschool Partner Toolkit to help you express your love for after school and show why #AfterschoolWorks i

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SSPI Tony Thurmond’s Plan for the Future

On Monday, January 7th 2019, Thurmond was sworn in as the new State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI). Thurmond has a wealth of experience as a social worker and politician, and has been a major champion and supporter of California’s youth and after school. In his plan, Make California’s Public Schools the Best in the Nation, Thurmond outlines providing school-based services for all students, like meals in the summer, physical education, and an emphasis on after school programs.