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Stay up to date with all the exciting Expanded Learning and out-of-school time learning information by receiving the CAN newsletter. Check out recent and past newsletters, and don’t forget to sign up to be on our list serve!

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CAN Newsletter – It’s National Summer Learning Week!

Led by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), National Summer Learning Week elevates the importance of keeping all kids learning, safe, and healthy during the summer.

On July 8-13, the country will unite in advocacy efforts and celebrations hosted by hundreds of partner organizations - including libraries, parks and recreation centers, and civic and non-profit groups – to promote the importance of keeping kids healthy and engaged during the summer. Find summer learning resources or an event/program near you today. 

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CAN Newsletter – How to Locate Summer Meals for Kids

School is out, and summer is here! The California Department of Education has created the CA Meals for Kids mobile application that helps you find nearby California Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs Sites through your iOS, Android, or Microsoft devices. The app let’s you find sites in California by physical location, custom map, county, city, zip code and partial site name! 

CAN Important Updates

Final Days to Save After School
Keep up the Fight!

Where are we now?

Promising news: Both the Assembly and Senate recommend significantly increased funding for after school programs. Your efforts have been seen and our collective voice has been heard. The Senate proposes a $100 million increase from Proposition 98 funding, and the Assembly proposes an $80.5 million increase from Proposition 64 funding. The Assembly and Senate will need to reach a compromise in the Budget Conference Committee and negotiations with Leadership and the Governor.

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CAN Newsletter – May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is a time to raise awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health issues and to help reduce the stigma so many experience.  We have outlined some helpful resources to help you and your organization build awareness and conduct impactful conversations and awareness activities in your communities. #4mind4body

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CAN Newsletter – Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week Returns!

Time to start your appreciation planning! Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week is April 22 – 26. This week long event recognizes those who work with and on behalf of youth during out-of-school time hours. This special week is marked by gratitude and celebrations encouraging people around the nation to thank the afterschool professionals who make a difference in the lives of youth.

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CAN Newsletter – Important Updates and Upcoming Events

The 2019 Site Coordinator Expanded Learning Symposium was a huge success! 500 Expanded Learning stakeholders from across the state of California boarded the Queen Mary for an inspirational 2-day event dedicated to the capacity building and celebration of Site Coordinators. The event provided 50 workshops, a panel of esteemed professionals, empowering keynote speakers, and a special CA Afterschool Champion award presented to Assembly Member Kevin McCarty.

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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.