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

Texas parents strongly support afterschool:


support public funding for afterschool


say afterschool helps them keep their jobs


say afterschool excites kids about learning


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

The need for programs far exceeds the funding available.

Among Texas's K-12 students:


are enrolled in afterschool


are waiting for an available program


are alone and unsupervised after school

Learn more about afterschool in Texas

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


FY 2019


of kids enrolled in Texas afterschool attend a 21st CCLC program


in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

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.

Texas Contacts


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

Alison Reis-Khanna
Texas Partnership for Out of School Time
P.O. Box 2687
Austin, TX 78768

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

Ambassador for 2016-17
Johanna L. Friedel, M.Ed.
Afterschool Center of Education at Greenville ISD
9315 Jack Finney Blvd.
Greenville, TX 75402
Send email

Ambassador for 2016-17
Jack Garcia
San Benito Consolidated Independent School District Afterschool Program
240 North Crockett
San Benito, TX 78586
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Barbara Dunnam
Camp Fire Central Texas
Box 303040
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 349-2111
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Children's Museum of Houston
1500 Binz Street
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 522-1138
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Sue Matkin
Nonprofit Management at NS & RD Consulting
Grand Prairie, TX 214-564-4623
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:

Rep Al Green (D-TX)

Rep Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)

Rep Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)

Rep Henry Cuellar (D-TX)

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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