Summer Learning in CA


Summer Learning in California

Summer learning programs have the potential to help youth improve their academic, social and behavioral  outcomes, and provide unique opportunities for students to gain skills and master academic content. This is especially true for children from low-income families who might not have access to educational resources throughout the summer months.

National Summer Learning Association
National non-profit organization focused on the powerful impact of one achievable goal: investing in summer learning to help close the achievement gap.  NSLA uses the power of research, advocacy, training, and policy to transform America’s neighborhoods and communities, one child at a time.

National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment
The goal of NCASE is to ensure that school-age children in families of low income have increased access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning experiences that contribute to their overall development and academic achievement.

Wallace Foundation: Summer Learning
Our mission is to foster improvements in learning and enrichment for disadvantaged children and the vitality of the arts for everyone.


Keys to Effective District Summer Learning Programs

Cover: Keys to Effective District Summer Learning Programs

The Wallace Foundation recently published a new Perspective Summer—A Time for Learning: Five Lessons From School Districts and Their Partners About Running Successful Programs. The publication highlights five key lessons for those interested in introducing or enhancing district summer learning programs, including the importance of early planning and a focus not just on program quality, but also what makes summer special. 


Summer Meal Programs, Locations, Resources, and More!

Summer Meals

Summer time is upon us! Be sure to stay on top of eating healthy and staying active! Whether you are a program providing summer meals, kids and teens in an after school program, or a family looking for fresh local produce sources, here are some resources within your reach:  


Glossary of Afterschool and Summer Program Terms
Learning in Afterschool & Summer

There are a growing number of important terms that are used in the expanding field of out-of-school learning. Temescal Associates and the Learning in Afterschool & Summer project created a glossary of Afterschool and Summer Program Terms. 

This glossary is a wiki-like effort with contributions coming from a number of programs across the country. If you would like to see a term added, you can send the term and definition to