CAN Policy Newsletter – Advocacy is All Year Long!
October 3, 2019
It’s October, the fall season has officially begun, and we are weeks away from the 20th Annual Lights On Afterschool celebration, which is a wonderful reminder that we can and should advocate for after school all year round! Now is the time to engage your communities and elected officials, and remind them how essential our programs are to supporting children and youth all across California.
The California Department of Education (CDE) Expanded Learning Division (EXLD) is excited to launch the new Sustainability Work Group! The purpose of the Sustainability Work Group is to support the EXLD in identifying, documenting, and sharing promising sustainability practices with the Expanded Learning field.
Rally to save after school!
Join us March 9-10, 2020 in Sacramento for the California Afterschool & Summer Challenge. Youth, parents, educators, and advocates will gather to call on legislators to support afterschool and summer programs across the state. Learn more.
On Sept. 19 the House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution that will fund the government through Nov. 21. What does this mean for federal afterschool funding?
It’s almost time for Lights On Afterschool. This October 24 marks the 20th celebration and it is looking to be our brightest year yet; get the word out to your community!
Lights On is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families, and communities. It is a great opportunity to keep our momentum going, raise more awareness in your community, and help mobilize support for afterschool at the local, state, and federal levels! Legislators will be in their districts, looking for ways to connect with the community.
Haven’t started yet? Checkout the Afterschool Alliance website to access an extensive Event Planning Kit and get your juices flowing!
Already planning an event? Make sure to register your event today!
This event provides a great opportunity to raise awareness in your community and build support for your program. If this date does not work for your program, we encourage you to invite the community (including public officials) on a different day this fall.