Afterschool programs in California keep kids safe, inspire learning, and give working parents peace of mind. Kids discover who they are and what they love to do, make smart choices, and avoid risky behaviors.

Unmet demand for afterschool and summer programs in California is high


In 2019, 1,385,680 children (21%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in California

Kids in afterschool enjoy a wide range of benefits, and parents and families benefit too:


Keeping kids safe and out of trouble


Giving working parents peace of mind


Engaging kids in STEM learning


Helping kids build
life skills


Providing kids physical activity

California parents strongly support afterschool


of parents support public funding for afterschool

21st Century Community Learning Centers are the only federal funded before-school, afterschool, and summer learning programs.


FY 20231


in federal funds support 21st CCLC programs statewide

Afterschool Alliance's Proposed Budget

FY 20242


in federal funds could support 21st CCLC programs statewide

Afterschool Alliance's Proposed Budget vs. FY2023 Omnibus

FY 2024


more in federal funds could support 21st CCLC programs statewide compared to FY2023

  1. FY2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. This amount also reflects the President's FY2024 budget, which proposes flat funding for 21st CLCC and would be neither an increase nor a decrease compared to the FY 2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill.
  2. Afterschool Alliance proposed $750 million increase to the FY2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill/President's FY2024 Proposed Budget.

Learn More about Afterschool in California

California Contacts


The statewide afterschool network is working to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.

Jeff Davis
California AfterSchool Network
1102 Q Street
Suite 4800
Sacramento, CA 95811

AMBASSADORS work to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.

Ambassador Emeritus
Leslie Einhorn
Children's After School Arts
584 Castro Street, #264
San Francisco, CA 94114

Ambassador Emeritus
Jaynemarie Enyonam Angbah
Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies
1111 Broadway, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94607

Ambassador Emeritus
Kasey Blackburn-Jiron
West Contra Costa Unified School District
6028 Ralston Avenue
Richmond, CA 94805

Ambassador Emeritus
Tariq Norris
The Hidden Genius Project
2934 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609

Ambassador Emeritus
Mary Hoshiko Haughey
YMCA of Silicon Valley
80 Silicon Valley
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Ambassador Emeritus
Stephanie Roberts
Mt. Diablo CARES Program
1026 Mohr Lane
Concord, CA 94518
925-682-8000 x6203

Ambassador Emeritus
Steve Amick
THINK Together
2101 E. Fourth Street, Suite 200B
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Ambassador Emeritus
Anna Araujo
East Los Angeles Rising
324 North McDonnell Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90022
323-263-4955 x105

Ambassador Emeritus
Cathie Mostovoy
Mostovoy Strategies, LLP
Upland, CA 310-936-8207

Ambassador Emeritus
John Poch
San Jose Sports Authority
408 Almaden Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95110

Since 2005, members of the Afterschool Caucus in both the Senate and the House of Representatives have been building support and resources for quality afterschool programs.

Caucus members in your state:

Rep Doris Matsui (D-CA)

Rep Barbara Lee (D-CA)

Rep Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)

Rep Adam Schiff (D-CA)

Rep Susan Davis (D-CA)

Sen Diane Feinstein (D-CA)

For the past 7 years, the Afterschool Alliance has been a proud sponsor organization for national AmeriCorps VISTA projects, supporting State Afterschool Networks and STEM Ecosystems to increase the access to and quality of enrichment opportunities for youth.

Currently there are no Afterschool VISTA locations in your state.


Tell Congress to save California's afterschool programs!

Sign the petition to support afterschool!

Donate $10 to help 4 kids have afterschool