The Impact of Expanded Learning in California
News & Events
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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!
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.