Trainings & Events


Paving the Way: Developing Pathways for Expanded Learning Educators into Teaching
Monday, August 23, 2021; 10:00 AM- 12:30 PM PST

Invitation to the Paving the Way Virtual Convening

The California AfterSchool Network (CAN) invites California educators and educational leaders of all sectors, to participate in a free virtual convening to learn more about the Expanded Learning Teacher Apprenticeship Pathway Project that CAN has been working on for the past several months in partnership with the National Center for Teacher Residencies, LA’s Best, California Teaching Fellows Foundation, and the Glen Price Group


A Whole Child Approach to the AB86 Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Grant Convening
Wednesday, May 5, 2021; 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Event Flyer

The California AfterSchool Network, California Department of Education (CDE) Expanded Learning Division, and the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) are collaborating to offer CA Educators and Educational Leaders, of all sectors, an opportunity to participate in a free virtual convening, to support A Whole Child Approach to the AB86 ELO Grant.  


Lights On Afterschool 2020
Thursday, October 22, 2020

Lights on Afterschool Light Bulb

Each October, one million Americans and more than 9,000 communities nationwide celebrate the afterschool programs that keep kids safe, inspire them to learn and help working families. 

This year things may be different, but we will still be celebrating all across the state and country. Join the CAN team in celebrating via two statewide virtual celebrations or the many local and national virtual events taking place throughout the week of Oct 19-23.

CA Lights on Afterschool Virtual Celebration

Thursday, October 22, 2020; 11:00 AM

Join the California AfterSchool Network and California Department of Education in a virtual celebration recognizing leaders across the state and our first live fireside chat.

UPDATED: The event will be live-streamed on California AfterSchool Network’s YouTube Page (not Facebook) at:


CA3 Lights on Afterschool California Event

Thursday, October 22, 2020; 4:00-5:00 PM

Join the California Afterschool Advocacy Alliance (CA3), the statewide voice for afterschool, in a virtual celebration of our hardworking staff and legislative champions across California. 

Hear from students, families, state legislators, and other guests about the important role of afterschool staff and programs across California, especially during COVID-19 school closures.



CA Afterschool & Summer Challenge
March 9 & 10, 2020

Logo: CA Afterschool & Summer Challenge

The Challenge is a one of a kind event that brings together hundreds of after school and school-age care providers, families and youth to share their stories of why after school and summer programming for youth matters! 

Come advocate to adequately fund California’s Expanded Learning programs on behalf of the over 500,000 students and their families that are positively impacted by expanded learning programs every day.