Policy Newsletters & Updates


Policy Newsletters & Updates

Stay up to date with policy-related content, including national, state, and local updates, that supports our Expanded Learning programs. Check out recent and past newsletters, and don’t forget to sign up (under “Stay Informed”)!

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CAN Policy Newsletter – May Revise Protects Expanded Learning!
June 5, 2024

graphic of key budget dates

May Revise has come! After the Governor delivered his May Revision presentation on May 10th, more details were shared, and much discussion ensued.

We are grateful for our Governor’s commitment to education and are happy to see Expanded Learning funding protected! 

“I want to see us preserve the progress we’ve made on Community Schools, Preschool, Afterschool, and Summer school for all. The work we’re doing is nation-leading in the education space.” -Gavin Newsom.

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CA State Budget Updates
July 2, 2021

California Capitol Rotunda Drawing

We know there are many questions about the state budget and you all have been patiently waiting for updates! We don’t have all the answers yet but wanted to share what we do know. Below is what we know as of this moment, and things are rapidly shifting, so by the time you actually read this email, it could have changed!

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CAN Policy Newsletter – We Need Your Voices!
May 22, 2020

Keeping kids safe, engaged, and learning so parents can return to work.

Last week California Governor Gavin Newsom released his revised state budget proposal. While we appreciate the Governor for his leadership in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and appreciate the difficult decisions involved with balancing the budget in the current climate, his proposed cut to afterschool programs would be a huge setback for children and families in California who are already disproportionately affected by the current crisis.

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CAN Policy Newsletter – New Advocacy Resources!
November 7, 2019

Afterschool Fights Crime

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.

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CAN Policy Newsletter – Advocacy is All Year Long!
October 3, 2019

California Capitol Building during the Fall Season

It’s October, the fall season has officially begun, and we are weeks away from the 20th Annual Lights On Afterschool celebration, which is a wonderful reminder that we can and should advocate for after school all year round! Now is the time to engage your communities and elected officials, and remind them how essential our programs are to supporting children and youth all across California.


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CAN Policy Newsletter – Keep the Lights on Afterschool!
August 7, 2019

Lights on Afterschool

This October 24 marks the 20th Lights On Afterschool! 

Lights On is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families, and communities. It is a great opportunity to keep our momentum going, raise more awareness in your community, and help mobilize support for afterschool at the local, state, and federal levels! Legislators will be in their districts, looking for ways to connect with the community.