New York

Afterschool programs in New York 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 New York is high


In 2019, 666,896 children (23%) would have been enrolled in a summer program if one were available to them.

Afterschool programs are supporting kids and families in New York

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

New York 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 2023


in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

Learn more about 21st Century Community Learning Centers

Learn More about Afterschool in New York

New York Contacts


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

Kelly Sturgis
New York State Network for Youth Success
415 River Street
Troy, NY 12180

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Liz Hopfan
Free Arts NYC
1431 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10018
212-974-9092 x206

Ambassador Emeritus
Deepmalya Ghosh
The Child Center of NY
118-35 Queens Boulevard, 6th Floor
Forest Hills, NY 11375

Ambassador Emeritus
Caroline Merenda
33 Laureldale Drive
Pittsford, NY 14534

Ambassador Emeritus
Danny Peralta
940 Garrison Avenue
Bronx, NY 10474
718-542-4139 x138

Ambassador Emeritus
Alberto Cruz
Bronx House
990 Pelham Parkway South
Bronx, NY 10461
718-792-1800 x222

Ambassador Emeritus
Patrick Pinchinat
Queens Community House
108-25 62nd Drive
Forest Hills, NY 11375
718-591-6060 x429

Ambassador Emeritus
Byron Smalls
White Plains Youth Bureau After School Connection
11 Amherst Place
White Plains, NY 10601

Ambassador Emeritus
Marcel Braithwaite
Police Athletic League, Inc.
34 1/2 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10003
212-477-9450 x394

Ambassador Emeritus
Stephanie Graf
Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County
203 North Hamilton Street
Watertown, NY 13601
315-788-8450 x251

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 Brian Higgins (D-NY)

Rep Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)

Rep Greg Meeks (D-NY)

Rep Jose Serrano (D-NY)

Rep Nita Lowey (D-NY)

Sen Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

Sen Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

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.


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