CAN Policy Newsletter – Raise Your Voices for Afterschool
December 5, 2019
The year may be winding down, but there are lots of current and upcoming opportunities to make your voice heard for afterschool!
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!
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!
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!
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.
With federal funding set to expire on November 21, Congress voted to extend temporary funding for the federal government through December 20 with the president signing the bill into law just hours before the deadline. The federal government has been operating under a continuing resolution (CR) since the start of the 2020 federal fiscal year on October 1.
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!