CAN Newsletter – Kicking off a New School Year!
August 10, 2023

CAN Newsletter
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For most of our communities, schools and programs are starting the 2023-24 school year! We hope all educators, children, youth, and families have a fun and positive year of learning, kindness, engagement, supporting, celebrating, and growing!

This month’s newsletter offers a variety of awesome updates and resources. Additionally, we invite you to Save the Date for our upcoming events! We are excited to kick-off a new school year with opportunities for connection and community & capacity building. Check out our posts below to learn details on the following events:

  • 2023 Fall ELO-P Academy (Virtual): September 20, 21, 26 and 27 
  • 2024 Site Coordinator Symposium (Hybrid): February 21 and 23 & 24 

For folks who are new to Out-of-School-Time and Expanded Learning Programs, we encourage you to connect with us!

  • Check out our ELO-P Fireside Chats where we highlight programs and promising practices from leaders and practitioners around the state. 
  • Visit our YouTube Channel and access recordings of past events and convenings.

Thank you for making our communities a better place for children and youth!

In This Newsletter:

Save the Date flyer for the 2023 Fall ELO-P Academy

2023 Fall ELO-P Academy
Save the Dates: September 20, 21, 26, 27, 2023; 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The California AfterSchool Network, in partnership with the CA Dept. of Education’s Expanded Learning Division, is excited to kick off the new school year with the 2023 Fall Expanded Learning Opportunities Program Academy! 

The virtual 4-day 2023 Fall ELO-P Academy is designed to support CA educators with the planning, implementation, strengthening, and highlighting of promising practices from our LEA/CBO practitioners. 

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Daily 


  • Wednesday, September 20
  • Thursday, September 21
  • Tuesday, September 26
  • Wednesday, September 27

Registration and details coming soon!

2024 Site Coordinator Symposium - Save the Date!

Save the Date for the 2024 Site Coordinator Symposium!
February 21 and 23-24, 2024; Fresno, CA

The Site Coordinator Network is excited to announce the 7th Annual 2024 Site Coordinator Symposium – Agents of Change: Growing with Expanded Learning!

Presented by the Site Coordinator Network and supported by the California AfterSchool Network, California Department of Education Expanded Learning Division, and the System of Support for Expanded Learning.

The Site Coordinator Symposium is an annual convening designed to support CA Site Coordinators and Expanded Learning (EXL) / Out of School Time (OST) educators and partners with a unique opportunity to learn from their peers, colleagues, and other experts in the field. This hybrid conference will be offered virtually and In-Person. We hope you join us!

Registration, room block information, and additional details coming soon!

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PCY is Hiring!

Partnership for Children and Youth is looking for a Director of Programs and a Program Manager! They are looking for two dynamic individuals who will play key roles in supporting schools and community-based organizations to make the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program and other massive new investments in children and youth real.

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Join the Next Class of Afterschool Alliance Youth Ambassadors!
Application Deadline: Thursday, August 31, 2023

Afterschool Alliance is inviting youth aged 13 and older to apply for their Youth Ambassador program by sharing their afterschool experiences before August 31, 2023. The selected 7-10 Youth Ambassadors will receive training on advocating for afterschool programs, engage in various activities such as leading Youth Voice Week, creating social media content, and writing blogs. They will also have the opportunity to visit Washington, D.C., for the Afterschool for All Challenge, with travel and in-person meetings subject to safety conditions.

Each Youth Ambassador will be awarded a stipend of $1,000 for their participation in the 8-month program, running from approximately October to May.

If you know someone in your program that would be interested in this opportunity, learn more on the Afterschool Alliance website!


Check Out Our Other Newsletters!

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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