CAN Newsletter – Chapter 1 of 2023!
January 12, 2023
Happy New Year! A new year, a fresh start, and infinite possibilities! The CAN Team is looking forward to the next year and all of the awesome work, we, educators and practitioners in Expanded Learning / Out-of-School-Time will do together. As we jump into the second half of the school year and continue supporting children and youth in our communities, it is important we care for ourselves.
We invite you to engage in self-care with us, as we kick-off a new year! Each month, we will share a few journaling promotes you might consider journaling on. Journaling is an incredibly beneficial self-care technique, which doesn’t just enhance feelings of happiness, but reduces stress, clarifies thoughts and feelings, and ultimately helps you get to know yourself better. Below are a few prompts to consider journaling on.
But first, here is a list of items to get started:
- a journal/paper
- a pen
- a comfortable space to sit/lie down
- a cup of tea / your favorite cozy drink
- My biggest challenge of 2022 was…
- 3 lessons that 2022 taught me, include…
- What is a word or intention for 2023?
- 5 goals I’d like to achieve in 2023 are…
- What are some things I can do this year to create an environment towards Equity-Driven Whole Child Health and Wellness for children, youth, and families? Learn More
Cheers to a 2023 full of self-care and opportunities to support young people.
The CAN Team
The 2023 Site Coordinator is next month! Don’t miss out on the fun and register today!
Below are a few updates:
- Virtual & In-Person Registration closes on Wednesday, February 8, 2023.
- The Last Day to Book a reservation at The Westin Hotel is Thursday, January 26, 2023.
You heard it right! The California AfterSchool Network is looking for new leaders to join the CAN Leadership Team!
This year, CAN is seeking 7 new Leaders. Yes, we are looking for you! We seek diverse perspectives related to advancing out-of-school time in California. No matter what level of leadership or expertise you have something to offer. Your voice and perspective are more than enough, to begin leading today!
Girls Inc. of Alameda County in partnership with Berkeley City College, Partnership for Children and Youth, Early Care and Education Pathways to Success, and the California AfterSchool Network to launch their Expanded Learning Program Leader Apprenticeship in the Spring of 2023!
This two-year program is the first-ever After School Program apprenticeship in California. Start or advance a career in Expanded Learning*/After School Programs through paid work with Girls Inc. of Alameda County. With this human-centered, earn-and-learn model, you will earn a wage while receiving free tuition and college-level courses!
High-quality expanded learning programs are directly linked to high-quality staff, but workforce recruitment and retention is a huge barrier to fulfilling the promise of expanded learning programs. Creating intentional pathways, such as apprenticeship programs, provides a clear strategy to address these challenges by combining on-the-job work experience with training and coursework, wage increases, and wraparound supports.
The California AfterSchool Network (CAN) in partnership with the CA Dept. of Education (CDE) Expanded Learning Division (EXLD), and other members of the System of Support for Expanded Learning are hosting ELO-P Office Hours!
The California AfterSchool Network (CAN), California Department of Education (CDE), Expanded Learning Division (EXLD), and members of the System of Support for Expanded Learning (SSEL), are excited to offer free virtual 4-days of workshops for CA educators to support & strengthen the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program.
Details Coming Soon!
Every January the California budget process is kicked into high gear when the Governor announces his proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The budget for 2023-24 was announced on Tuesday, January 10. This budget includes high-level details for proposed spending with additional details to be sorted out in the coming months.
The Expanded Learning Division (EXLD) of the California Department of Education (CDE) is pleased to announce the release of the After School Education and Safety (ASES) Universal Program Request for Applications (RFA) for funding beginning in the 2023–24 fiscal year. Both RFAs can be found on the CDE Funding Opportunities web page at Expanded Learning Funding Opportunities.
Open: ASSIST First Semi-Annual Attendance Report and 2nd Quarter Expenditure Reporting
January 6, 2023
The following reports are now available in the After-School Support and Information System (ASSIST):
- First semiannual attendance report (July 1, 2022–December 31, 2022) for the After-School Education and Safety (ASES), 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC), and the 21st CCLC High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs) Program grants
- Second quarter expenditure reports (October 1, 2022–December 31, 2022)
Join State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, CDE, and Attendance Works for the first webinar in their 6-part series to help schools and districts take steps to reduce chronic absenteeism.
Rising to the Challenge Webinar:
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
2023 Aim High Grant Program Grant Opportunity
RFP Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2023; 2:00 PM PST
The New York Life Foundation is seeking applications for their 2023 Aim High Grant: Supporting Out-of-School Time Programs Serving Middle School Youth from afterschool, summer, or expanded learning programs serving underserved middle-school youth. In total, $1.8 million in grants will be awarded to programs all across the country.
This is the seventh year of the Foundation’s Aim High grant competition, bringing the total amount awarded to $9.75 million. A total of 40 grant awards will be made nationwide. Apply today!
The Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service calls Americans to honor Dr. King and his legacy through service. We have the power to bring communities together, help others stand together against hate, build bridges, and heal divides through service on this day and well into the future.
Volunteer to spark a change this MLK Day of Service! Any act of service, big or small, can help the nation unite and break down barriers.
Explore these MLK Day Resources from AmeriCorps to see how you can celebrate and volunteer:
Join the Great Kindness Challenge! The GKC is a global campaign that promotes kindness, social-emotional health, and bullying prevention in pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. The GKC provides many free resources to support California’s students and educators.
Access the CAN newsletter archives to view past newsletters today! You may be interested in some of our other newsletters as well:
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