CAN Policy Newsletter – Raise Your Voices for Afterschool
December 5, 2019

CAN Newsletter
California Capitol Building

The year may be winding down, but there are lots of current and upcoming opportunities to make your voice heard for afterschool!

In California registration for the 16th Annual CA Afterschool and Summer Challenge just kicked off, and even if you can’t make it to the challenge you can Amplify Your Voice through postcards!

In DC federal funding is set to expire in just a couple of weeks and we need your help to continue to urge Congress to support children and families through access to programs like afterschool and summer learning! 

Lastly, the national census in 2020 will determine how — and how much — federal funding will be available for afterschool for the next 10 years! An accurate count is essential for our programs and you can get involved! Learn more and check out this great toolkit from the Afterschool Alliance. Watch out for more info coming your way in the near future.

Thank you for all you do to support children and families all year long! We appreciate you and are wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Holiday Season!

In This Newsletter:

voices of the afterschool

Amplify the Voices of Afterschool

Last year at the CA Afterschool & Summer Challenge we delivered buckets of postcards directly to members of the legislature, bringing the voices of over 10,000 children and youth who attend our programs, families who rely on them, and staff who devote their lives to them. 

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Save the Date: Lights On Afterschool
Oct. 22, 2020

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!