CAN Newsletter – Honoring the Legacy of Bill White
November 12, 2019
Last month we were saddened to hear the news of the passing of Bill White. Bill was a wonderful champion of children, youth, and families and believed deeply in the power of afterschool to change young people’s lives for the better. Just two days before he passed away peacefully, Bill was honored by the Council of Michigan Foundations for his leadership.
With Bill’s leadership, a once-small federal funding stream of $1 million grew to more than $1 billion, due in large part to a public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of Education and the Mott Foundation. Today this program, 21st CCLC, now supports more than 1.7 million children and youth each year at more than 11,000 sites across our country. You can read more about his impact in a recent blog post from the Afterschool Alliance.
During that same week of Mr. White’s passing the 8th cohort of the White-Riley-Peterson Fellowship at The Riley Institute at Furman University was convening. Heather, our CAN Program Director for Policy and Outreach, was selected as a fellow for this cohort and is the fourth fellow from California. Honored to be a part of this impactful fellowship program named after Mr. White she shared some of her thoughts -
“I will never be able to express enough gratitude for this opportunity and its impact. After the week at The Riley Institute I have more faith in the world, more conviction in my work, and a new network of amazing human beings dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth all across the country. Thank you to Bill White, Secretary Riley, Terry Peterson, all the staff and faculty of The Riley Institute and my other amazing fellows for their investment in this program and an experience of a lifetime! I hope to honor the legacy of Mr. White by continuing to work for high-quality afterschool opportunities for all the children and youth of California.”
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Registration NOW OPEN: 2020 California Site Coordinator Expanded Learning Symposium
February 14-15, 2020 - Fresno CA
California Love is the 3rd Annual Statewide Site Coordinator Expanded Learning Symposium, taking place February 14th– February 15th, 2020, in Fresno CA. Partners throughout the state of California are excited to provide a unique opportunity for Site Coordinators to learn from other Site Coordinators alike, California’s Expanded Learning Professionals will get a unique opportunity to learn from their peers, colleagues and other experts within the Expanded Learning field during an informative two-day event. Come feel and experience the LOVE!
Learning to be trauma-informed cannot be done as effectively without exploring equity and how to be more culturally-responsive. Trauma-Informed Leadership with an Equity Lens hosted by Tici’ess, Inc., is an all day workshop where educators will learn about trauma-informed knowledge and trauma-sensitive practices that will help transform their own practices and, therefore, their schools from the “inside-out.”
How Kids Learn is hosting several upcoming forum opportunities to hear from and have an exchange with innovative practitioners and researchers, one including our very own Jeff Davis!
Nationally, more than 46% of U.S. youth — 34 million children under age 18 — have had at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE) which is defined as child abuse, exposure to violence, family alcohol or drug abuse, and/or poverty.
The Science of Learning and Development (SoLD) Alliance is dedicated to exploring and strengthening systems and settings that bolster whole-child efforts through research, policy, and practice. It includes experts from American Institute for Research (AIR), EducationCounsel, the Forum for Youth Investment, Learning Policy Institute, Populace, and Turnaround for Children.
Check out the most recent blog posts from LIAS:
Is Play a “Waste”?
Play time is often regarded as a waste and the antithesis of learning time; however, there is growing evidence that there is a great deal of learning in play. This article reexamines the value of play, educate our stakeholders, and be unashamed to make play an important part of our afterschool programs by offering some information and definitions of terms about play.
Emotions, Learning and the Brain
Both engagement and learning are deeply emotional and that young people’s emotions drive their learning. In her new book, Emotions, Learning and the Brain, Mary Helen Immordino-Yang shares her findings on the psychological and neurobiological development of emotion and self-awareness, and connections to social, cognitive and moral development in educational settings.
The first step toward social justice is for communities to come together. In partnership with the University of Colorado, Boulder, Teaching Tolerance is proud to release, Reading Together: A Guide for Families and Educators, a guide that offers step-by-step instruction and workbook designed to ensure that families and educators are equal partners in creating a multi-generational reading group.
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- Second Quarter Expenditure Report
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