CAN Newsletter – May 9, 2017
On May 4, 2017 Congress passed its final fiscal year (FY) 2017 omnibus spending bill and the President signed the budget bill into law on May 5th, avoiding a government shutdown. Congress increased 21st Century Community Learning Centers funding by $25 million over the FY2016 level, to $1.19 billion.
Share your knowledge of the Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in California, understanding of the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) process, and your current challenges and needs. The data you provide will inform a CQI process at the statewide level. Data will be shared with the CDE-EXLD and their Quality Design Team, a field-based work group creating recommendations to strengthen the statewide System of Support for Expanded Learning (SSEL).
The Field Survey is intended for all ASES and 21st CCLC expanded learning field practitioners, supporters and administrators, except for Site Coordinators. The Site Coordinator Surveyis intended for Site Coordinators of ASES or 21st CCLC, including After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens, or ASSETs programs.
Learn more and take the surveys. The surveys will be open until June 2, 2017.
California Dream’n – a statewide Site Coordinator Expanded Learning Symposium took place on October 20 - 21 in Sacramento, CA. This event was intended to be a convening of site coordinators, for site coordinators. While multiple levels of leadership in Expanded Learning were be present, the symposium focused on the innovation that occurs every day in expanded learning sites across California.
National Summer Learning Day will be held on July, 13, 2017. Summer Learning Day is an annual national advocacy day led by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) to highlight the importance of keeping kids learning, safe, and healthy every summer. Many of us know, that children can lose up to two months of essential math and reading skills during the summer months but there is plenty families and the community can do to support learning during the summer. Check out NSLA’s Summer Learning Day Resources for Families and Communities. Help families and media in your community join your celebrations by registering your Summer Learning Day event or program to the all new Summer Learning Day Events Calendar!
No Kid Hungry recently released their summer meals outreach materials to support your efforts in the community. Use these promotional materials and customize them to promote your summer meals program. You can find the materials in different formats to easily update for your specific program. Distribute these awesome promotional fliers, postcards, yard signs and book marks to key partners in your area including schools, libraries, health clinics, municipal government, community centers, faith communities and businesses.
The #Gen2GenSummer Challenge is part of Encore.org’s Generation to Generation campaign, a national effort to inspire adults over 50 to make a positive difference in the lives of children and youth. Challenge yourself to create meaningful Gen2Gen moments that last a lifetime by helping at least one young person bridge gaps in learning, jobs, meals and play. For some, summer is a time when learning stops, meals are scarce, and caring adults during the day are less accessible. Those that need a summer job don’t always know where to look and safe places for exercise and play may not exist. Click here to accept the Gen2Gen Summer Challenge and get started!
KaBOOM!, a national non-profit organization dedicated to promote balanced and active play for underprivileged kids, offers various grant opportunities to help communities support their playspace projects. Grant applications are accepted on an ongoing basis with monthly deadlines. For more information, click here.
The California AfterSchool Network is now connecting expanding learning programs and job seekers. Job openings can be for any level of an out-of-school time program or organization serving youth. Visit our website to post a current job opportunity or check out our job listings today.