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CAN Newsletter – Happy New Year, After School!

With the reflection and celebration of the holiday season behind us, CAN is energized to advance its purpose to increase access to high-quality out-of-school time opportunities that support success for all of California’s children and youth in 2019. Following are a few highlights as we begin the new year. 

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CAN’s Holiday Newsletter – December 19, 2018
2018 Reflections and looking ahead

As the father of two young children, I have the unique opportunity to watch a fair amount of Sesame Street. In a recent episode Elmo boils down the spirit of the season with his song, “it’s all about kindness.” At CAN, we are consistently overwhelmed with the kindness in this field. The kindness and generosity you display in your work every day makes all the difference for the children and families of California.

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CAN Newsletter – November 14, 2018
The California AfterSchool Network is Thankful for You

As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, the California AfterSchool Network would like to thank you for your tireless work on behalf of children, families, and communities each and every day. Thank you for being a person of integrity who chooses this work.  You will never fully know how important you are to the children and families you serve or fully understand their gratitude. We at CAN are thankful for you because our world is better because of you. 

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CAN Newsletter – November 6, 2018
Rock the OST Vote!

Happy Election Day! Today, I had the great privilege of walking my completed ballot to a local polling place with a group of colleagues. While we may all have had unique voting patterns, we all made the point to make our civic engagement a community activity. Whether or not you celebrated your opportunity to vote with your community, I hope you you took the opportunity to exercise your right to vote today. If you haven’t yet, there’s still time even after program ends! Polls close at 8:00pm in California. 

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CAN Newsletter – October 31, 2018
Exciting New Developments

It has been a busy couple of weeks in the world of CAN, and Expanded Learning. Last week, I had the opportunity to spend Lights on Afterschool with three of the most influential leaders in after school history! These leaders include Jodi Grant, Executive Director of the Afterschool Alliance; Michael Funk, the Director of the CDE’s Expanded Learning Division; and Tom Torlakson, California’s Superintendent of Public Instruction.