CAN Policy Newsletter – New Advocacy Resources!
November 7, 2019
We know the life-changing impact afterschool programs can have on children, families, and communities.
A couple of weeks ago Fight Crime: Invest in Kids released a new report that reinforces the vital role that afterschool programs play in turning the hours after school, and before parents return home from work, into a time of learning and growth for our young people.
This new report, From Risk to Opportunity: Afterschool Programs Keep Kids Safe When Juvenile Crime Peaks, shows that the peak in juvenile crime on school days occurs between 2-6 p.m., provides powerful examples of afterschool programs making a positive difference in young people’s lives and lifts up law enforcement voices who see the influence programs can have in their community.
This new report and accompanying materials serve as a great new advocacy resource for our field!
Be a part of the solution in preventing substance misuse – join the Afterschool Alliance and the California AfterSchool Network as a Substance Misuse Prevention VISTA!
Want to learn more about California’s budget process and key policy issues in 2020? Then reserve your spot today at this FREE two-part session hosted by the California Budget & Policy Center!
Rally to save after school!
Join us March 9-10, 2020 in Sacramento for the 16th Annual California Afterschool & Summer Challenge.
Stand with hundreds of students, families, and afterschool providers to demand adequate support for publicly-funded programs. Help us ensure the Governor and legislature keep children learning and parents working! Learn more.
On October 23rd CAN celebrated Lights On Afterschool with the California Department of Education Expanded Learning Division (EXLD).
During Lights On, the Expanded Learning Division recognizes members of the field for their contributions to Expanded Learning across California. Congratulations to this year’s awardees!
This week, Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) introduced legislation that would authorize doubling the current funding for 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC), with the additional $1.3 billion targeted to summer learning programs.
The 20th Lights On Afterschool was a record-breaking success!
Save the Date for Lights On Afterschool 2020 - Thursday, October 22!
With your help, we broke new records–hitting 10,000 events and dozens of landmark lightings. In California alone, we had nearly 1,500 events!
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?