A Road Map to the California After School Landscape


This guide serves as an overview of the California After School landscape. It contains information on how to start after school programs in California, a brief history of the public funding streams in California. The guide also contains an overview of statewide and regional after school support organizations, as well as organizations with special emphases such as youth development, nutrition and physical activity, inclusion in after school programs, and supporting english learners.The guide also outlines advocacy organizations in California and an overview of how individuals can advocate for after school programs, and how one can participate in public celebrations for after school programs. 

This document will especially be useful to those new to the field, however many veterans will also find useful information in this publication. To access the Roadmap of the California After School Landscape, click the attachment link below.

The Network website and electronic newsletter serve as a portal to resources and tools for out-of-school time practitioners, advocates, and community members to build high quality after school programs. A portion of these resources are outlined in this document. To locate further resources, and receive regular updates on after school funding, policy, research, and quality building resources, visit the Network website and subscribe to the Network free electronic newsletter.