AFTERSCHOOL IN

District of Columbia


Afterschool programs in District of Columbia keep kids safe, boost student success, and help parents keep their jobs. Kids achieve more, productivity goes up, and risky behaviors go down.

District of Columbia parents strongly support afterschool:

93%

support public funding for afterschool

82%

say afterschool helps them keep their jobs

70%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

69%

say afterschool reduces the likelihood that kids will engage in risky behavior

The need for programs far exceeds the funding available.

Among District of Columbia's K-12 students:

26,619

are enrolled in afterschool

32,436

are waiting for an available program

19,718

are alone and unsupervised after school

Learn more about afterschool in District of Columbia

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

TODAY

FY 2017

5,839*

of kids enrolled in District of Columbia afterschool attend a 21st CCLC program

$5,839,198

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2018

0

kids served in District of Columbia

$0

to District of Columbia

Learn more about 21st Century Community Learning Centers

* This figure is an Afterschool Alliance calculation based on the state-allocated 21st CCLC funding and a program cost of $1,000 per child. The program cost per child is an Afterschool Alliance estimation based on the Department of Education's per-student expenditures for: (1) all students attending 21st CCLC programs and (2) students who regularly attend 21st CCLC programs.

District of Columbia Contacts

NETWORK
AMBASSADORS
CAUCUS

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

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Daniela Grigioni
After-School All-Stars DC
1331 H Street NW Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 805-5628
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Elizabeth Colby
Council of Chief State School Officers
One Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 336-7049
Send email

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:

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