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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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Are you ready for the 2020 census? Get prepared!

Census 2020 – Be Counted!

Did you know that federal funding for after school programs is determined by the census? 

Getting an accurate census count is crucial so the Afterschool Alliance has created a toolkit that makes it easy to learn more and get involved with the census. The Afterschool Alliance is a national advocacy organization dedicated to increasing access to quality, affordable afterschool programs for all children and their families.

2020 Census Toolkit

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US Capitol Dome in Snow

Federal FY2020 Update: Afterschool Funding Increased!

Congressional members reached an agreement on the budget that was signed by the President by the December 20 deadline, averting a shutdown. The final budget provides $1.25 billion for local afterschool and summer learning programs, which will provide quality programming for an additional 28,000 students. This brings afterschool funding to an all-time high and is a testament to the strong 21st Century Community Learning Center programs across our nation.

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Kids in an afterschool program

Afterschool Programs Left Out of CA Budget Proposal

On Friday, January 10, California Governor Gavin Newsom released his state budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2020-21, which failed to include critically needed funding for afterschool programs. The California Afterschool Advocacy Alliance (CA3)* issued this joint statement in response:

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Mary Jo Ginty with her daughter Savannah.

Celebrating the Legacy of Mary Jo Ginty

As many of you already know we have lost one of our biggest Expanded Learning advocates, Mary Jo Ginty. Mary Jo made a significant impact on all of us in so many ways, personally and professionally. Her passing is a momentous loss to everyone that knew her.

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CA Love: Site Coordinator Symposium Right Around the Corner!

CA Love: Site Coordinator Symposium Right Around the Corner!
The CAN App has all the details.

Have you registered for this year’s Symposium? 

Well guess what, there is still time to register for the California Love: Site Coordinator Statewide Expanded Learning Symposium!

We are excited to share with you that the CAN App has Presenter and Workshop descriptions AVAILABLE NOW for you to view. Don’t miss out on all the great workshops and events that will take place!

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voices of the afterschool

Amplify the Voices of Afterschool

Last year at the CA Afterschool & Summer Challenge we delivered buckets of postcards directly to members of the legislature, bringing the voices of over 10,000 children and youth who attend our programs, families who rely on them, and staff who devote their lives to them.