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2022

Sept 29, 2022: Digital Billboards Across Country Will Share the Tremendous Work Afterschool Programs are Doing to Boost Students, Families, and Communities National Billboard Campaign from Clear Channel Outdoor Will Support the 23rd Annual Lights On Afterschool

Sept 22, 2022: Lights On Afterschool Events Across the Country to Showcase the Fun, Innovative Ways Afterschool Programs Engage Students in STEM Learning

Sept 15, 2022: New York City’s Empire State Building Will Join the Lights On Afterschool National Rally on Thursday, October 20

Sept 13, 2022: Anita Krishnamurthi to Lead new Collective for Youth Empowerment in STEM & Society at the Afterschool Alliance

Sept 8, 2022: Mural By Bronx Students Wins National Art Contest LEAP Afterschool Program Students Designed This Year's Lights On Afterschool Poster

Aug 31, 2022: Lights On Afterschool Set for Thursday, October 20 A Million People Expected Join 23rd Annual Rally for Afterschool

Aug 30, 2022: Back to School, But Not Afterschool, for Many Students New Survey of Parents Finds Historic Unmet Demand for Afterschool Programs, Latino and Black Students Most Likely to be Shut Out, and High Levels of Satisfaction with the Programs Children Attend

Jul 14, 2022: Afterschool Alliance Joins U.S. Department of Education in Launching ‘Engage Every Student Initiative,’ Historic Federal Commitment to Giving Every Student Access to High-Quality Out-of-School-Time Learning

Jun 14, 2022: New York Life Foundation Awards $1.8 Million in 'Aim High' Grants to Out-of-School-Time Programs to Help Middle School Students Transition to 9th Grade

Jun 1, 2022: Most Summer Learning Programs Will Open and Return to In-Person Services This Year, But Most Programs Have Not Yet Accessed COVID Relief Funds, And Staffing Is a Major, Growing Challenge

May 27, 2022: The Afterschool Community Grieves with Uvalde Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

Apr 21, 2022: Afterschool Alliance Names 2022 Class of Afterschool Ambassadors

Apr 13, 2022: Afterschool Programs Helping Students Re-Engage and Heal as Many Cope with Anxiety, Depression, Persistent Sadness New Data: Parents Recognize Afterschool Programs Support Mental Health, Wellness, and Recovery for Children and Youth

Apr 8, 2022: Briefing Will Explore How Afterschool Programs Are Responding to the Youth Mental Health Crisis Our Country Is Experiencing New Data Analysis to Be Released Showing Parents Recognize that Afterschool Programs Support Mental Health, Wellness, and Recovery for Children and Youth

Mar 28, 2022: Biden Budget Proposal Offers Another Small Step Toward Adequate Funding for Afterschool and Summer Learning Programs, Afterschool Leader Says Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

Mar 21, 2022: The Afterschool Community Mourns the Passing of Rep. Don Young, Longtime Co-Chair of the House Afterschool Caucus Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

Mar 11, 2022: Congress Increases Funding for Afterschool and Summer Learning Programs – a Welcome Step Forward, But Not Nearly Enough to Meet the Need Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

Jan 26, 2022: Staffing Crisis Constraining Most Afterschool Programs New Survey: Afterschool Programs Coping with Staff Shortages That Are Serious & Worsening

Jan 4, 2022: New York Life Foundation and the Afterschool Alliance Open Competitive Grant Program to Help Middle School Youth in Out-of-School Time Programs

2021

Dec 14, 2021: Massive Unmet Demand for Afterschool Among Rural Latino Children More than Half of Rural Latino Students Not in Afterschool Would Be Enrolled If a Program Were Available, Study Finds

Dec 14, 2021: Enorme demanda insatisfecha por los programas después de clases para los niños latinos de las áreas rurales Estudio revela que más de la mitad de los estudiantes latinos rurales que no asisten a programas después de clases se inscribirían en ellos si hubiera programas disponibles

Dec 14, 2021: Vast Unmet Demand for Afterschool Among Rural Black Children Nearly Three in Five Rural Black Students Not in Afterschool Would Be Enrolled If a Program Were Available, Study Finds

Dec 8, 2021: New Report Finds Unmet Demand for Afterschool Programs in America's Rural Communities Rising Sharply Rural Students of Color and from Low-Income Families Most Likely to Miss Out

Nov 23, 2021: Afterschool Alliance Names New Class of Youth Afterschool Ambassadors for 2021/2022

Oct 28, 2021: From New York City’s Empire State Building to the Mighty Lights Bridge in Memphis, the Lights Are On for Afterschool Across the United States Today!

Oct 27, 2021: Rallies for Afterschool to Be Held Across the Country Tomorrow for 22nd Annual Lights On Afterschool

Oct 26, 2021: Billboards Around the Nation Will Illuminate the Vast Contributions Afterschool Programs are Making to Students and Families in the Pandemic Clear Channel Outdoor Supports the 22nd Annual Lights On Afterschool with National Billboard Campaign

Oct 25, 2021: National Lights On Afterschool Virtual Events Begin This Week, as Thousands of Programs Across U.S. Rally for Afterschool Virtual Events Include Special Viewing of River City Drumbeat Film Tonight; National Youth Town Hall with Greeting from U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona Thursday

Oct 25, 2021: Empire State Building To Be Bathed in Yellow and Blue Thursday to Mark Lights On Afterschool Landmarks Around the Country Lit This Week to Honor Afterschool Programs

Oct 22, 2021: Lights On Afterschool Events Around Nation Showcase Students' Music, Dance, and Art

Oct 20, 2021: Organizations Focused on Science and Tech Learning, Sports and Fitness, Public Safety, Food and Nutrition, Youth Development and More Are Rallying for Lights On Afterschool This Month

Sept 29, 2021: Lights On Afterschool Events Across the Country to Showcase Afterschool’s Key Role in STEM Education

Sept 2, 2021: Students, Educators, Community Leaders Across U.S. to Rally on Thursday, October 28 for 22nd Annual Lights On Afterschool

Sept 2, 2021: Afterschool Alliance and Coaching Corps Partner to Offer Training and Support to Over 25,000 Organizations Across Nation Coaching Corps to offer trainings, resources, and support free of charge to afterschool programs

Aug 18, 2021: New Study: America's Afterschool Programs Providing More STEM Learning Opportunities, But Students from Low-Income Families Most Likely to Miss Out Greatest Increase Is in Technology and Engineering Learning for Older Students

Aug 12, 2021: Back-to-School Means Back to STEM in Afterschool for Millions of Kids Study Assessing STEM Learning Opportunities in Afterschool and Summer Programs Nationally – and in All 50 States – to Be Released Wednesday

Aug 10, 2021: House-Approved 21st CCLC Appropriation Would Support Afterschool for 100,000 More Children and Youth Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

July 29, 2021: New Survey: Waitlists Grow as Summer Learning Programs Re-Open, and Providers Express Concern About Students’ Learning and Well-Being

June 29, 2021: New Data: Summer Learning Programs Launch Amid Providers' Concerns About Student Well-Being, Long-Term Funding for Programs

June 10, 2021: Nuevo estudio: A pesar del pequeño y constante aumento en la cantidad de estudiantes latinx que asisten a programas educativos de verano, la participación de los niños latinx es menor que la de los demás grupos Gran mayoría de padres de familias latinx dijeron sentirse satisfechos con los programas educativos de verano a los que asisten sus hijos

June 10, 2021: New Study: Despite Small, Steady Increases in Latinx Students Attending Summer Learning Programs, Latinx Children’s Participation Now Lags Behind Other Groups Large Majority of Latinx Parents Satisfied with the Summer Learning Programs Their Child Attends

June 9, 2021: New Study: More Black Students Participating in Summer Learning Programs than Ever Before, But 2.3 Million Are Without the Programs Their Parents Want for Them Large Majority of Black Parents Satisfied with the Summer Learning Program their Child Attends

May 28, 2021: Biden Budget Proposal a Good Start in Reversing the Chronic Underfunding of Afterschool and Summer Learning Programs, Afterschool Leader Says Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

May 26, 2021: New York Life Foundation Awards $1.5 Million in Grants to Out-of-School Time Programs to Help Middle School Students Transition to 9th Grade Fifth year of grants brings awards total to $6.3 million

May 19, 2021: New Survey: Even Before Pandemic, Summer Programs Were Out of Reach For Nearly 14 Million Children, Most from Families with Low Incomes 'We Have to Do Better This Summer,' Grant Says

May 10, 2021: Multi-Year Study Exploring Participation, Unmet Demand for Summer Learning Programs To Be Released Wednesday

Mar 10, 2021: This Is The Support America's Children and Families Need, Afterschool Leader Says, Lauding Final Passage of American Rescue Plan Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

Feb 3, 2021: Most Middle School Students Are Without Access to the Afterschool Programs Their Parents Want for Them

Feb 2, 2021: While Parents in Dallas Give Afterschool Programs High Marks, New Household Survey Finds Huge Unmet Demand for Afterschool in the City

Jan 13, 2021: Unmet Need for Afterschool Programs Skyrockets in the Black Community, With Four Million Black Children Without the Access to Afterschool Their Parents Want

Jan 13, 2021: Nuevo estudio revelagrandes necesidades insatisfechasen la comunidad latinx por los programas extraescolares, 6.5 millones de niños hispanos no tienen acceso a las actividades extraescolares que sus padres desean

Jan 13, 2021: New Study Finds Tremendous Unmet Need for Afterschool Programs in the Latinx Community, With 6.5 Million Hispanic Children Without the Access to Afterschool Their Parents Want

2020

Dec 15, 2020: New York Life Foundation and the Afterschool Alliance Open Competitive Grants to Help Middle School Youth in Out-of-School Time Programs Fifth year of grants to bring awards total to $6.15million--Grantmaking focus on racial and social justice, and on sustaining programs through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic

Dec 8, 2020: Unmet Demand for Afterschool Programs Reaches All-Time High New Survey Identifies Cost and Access as Barriers that Prevent Participation, Even as Satisfaction and Support for Afterschool Programs Grow

Dec 2, 2020: New Data from Comprehensive, Multi-Year Study Exploring What America’s Children and Youth Are Doing After School to Be Released December 8 'America After 3PM' Provides State-by-State & National Data on Demand for Afterschool Programs, Barriers Families Face, Afterschool Participation and Satisfaction, More

Nov 19, 2020: Struggling Students, Wait Lists, and Uncertain Futures: Afterschool Programs Contend with Growing Challenges as They Serve More Children This Fall than Earlier in the Pandemic

Oct 28, 2020: Afterschool Leader Lauds Senate Introduction of 21st Century Community Learning Centers Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020, Says Passage Would Aid Students, Families Struggling in Pandemic Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance.

Oct 22, 2020: America is Turning the Lights On for Afterschool Today!

Oct 21, 2020: America Will Rally for Afterschool Tomorrow as 21st Annual Lights On Afterschool Events Are Held Across the Country

Oct 21, 2020: Lights On Afterschool Events Across the Nation Are Showcasing the Engaging, Fun STEM Education Afterschool Programs Provide

Oct 20, 2020: New York City’s Empire State Building Will Be Lit in Yellow and Blue Tonight for Lights On Afterschool; Other Landmarks Around the Country to be Lit This Week

Oct 16, 2020: 21st Annual Lights On Afterschool: Student Conversation with an Astronaut Will Be Among Virtual Events Celebrating Afterschool Next Week, as Thousands of Programs Host Local Events National Events Amplify Youth Voices, Focus on STEM, Wellness, More

Oct 15, 2020: Lights On Afterschool Events Across Country Set for Next Week

Oct 14, 2020: City Leaders, Afterschool Supporters Light Up Billboards Around the Country to Illuminate the Work of Afterschool Programs During the Pandemic Clear Channel Outdoor Supports Lights On Afterschool 2020 with National Billboard Campaign

Oct 7, 2020: 21st Annual Lights On Afterschool Set for Thursday, October 22nd. Virtual Events to Amplify Youth Voices, Focus on STEM, Wellness, and More

Sept 24, 2020: New Surveys of Parents and Out-of-School-Time Providers Find Growing Disparities in Access to Afterschool, Summer Programs, as COVID-19 Reshapes Education Landscape

Sept 22, 2020: What Do Parents Need and What Are Out-of-School-Time Programs Able to Offer Right Now? Top Experts to Release National Surveys of Parents, Out-of-School-Time Providers

Sept 16, 2020: House Passage of 21st Century Community Learning Centers Coronavirus Relief Act a ‘Wise and Welcome Move that Will Help Students and Families Nationwide,’ Afterschool Leader Says, Urging Congress to Make Emergency Appropriation for Out-Of-School-Time Programs this Year Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance.

July 23, 2020: Most Afterschool Programs Have Been Helping Meet Urgent Needs of Students and Families in the Pandemic, But Many Are Uncertain About Their Role and Resources Going Forward, Survey Finds

July 21, 2020: The Challenge to Reopen Schools: New Survey, to Be Released Thursday, Examines Role Out-of- School-Time Programs Are Playing in the Pandemic and How They Can Help Educate Students and Support Families This Fall

July 15, 2020: House Appropriations Subcommittee Boost to Afterschool and Summer Learning Funding is ‘Welcome, But Not Adequate to Meet the Challenges We Face Today,’ Afterschool Leader Says Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance.

June 30, 2020: New York Life Foundation Awards $1.35 Million in Grants to Out-of-School Time. Programs to Help Middle School Students Transition to 9th Grade. Fourth year of grants brings awards total to $4.8 million. Foundation allows grantees flexibility in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

June 2, 2020: Our Work Is More Critical Than Ever. Time to Raise Our Voices Even Louder. Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance.

May 27, 2020: Hundreds of Afterschool Providers, Parents, Education Experts, Others to Join First-Ever Virtual Town Hall on Afterschool on Thursday, May 28 at 6 pm ET #AfterschoolWorks Event Will Demonstrate How Afterschool and Summer Programs Are Supporting Learning Through the Pandemic and Are Vital to Recovery

May 22, 2020: Experts to Brief Congress Tuesday on How Afterschool and Summer Programs Are Supporting Learning Through the Pandemic and Are Vital to Recovery Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney to Join Afterschool Leaders from MN and OK, Youth from WA at Briefing that Kicks Off Week of Afterschool Events

May 21, 2020: Afterschool Alliance Applauds New Field Guide for Camps from the American Camp Association/YMCA of the USA; Alliance’s Jodi Grant Says ‘Guide’s Granular Approach to Safety is an Outstanding Contribution' Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance.

Feb 10, 2020: President’s Renewed Push to Eliminate Federal Support for Afterschool ‘Threatens Children, Families, Communities Nationwide’ Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance.

Feb 3, 2020: Afterschool Alliance Welcomes Education Leader and Afterschool Supporter Gerard Robinson to Its Board of Directors Former Florida Education Commissioner and Virginia Education Secretary Joins Advocacy Group’s Board

2019

Dec 19, 2019: Badly Needed Budget Increase for Afterschool a 'Wise Investment in Our Future, Secured by Bipartisan Support and Grassroots Determination' Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance.

Nov 25, 2019: New York Life Foundation and the Afterschool Alliance Open Competitive Grant Program to Help Middle School Youth in Out-of-School Time Programs Fourth year of grants to bring awards total to $4.8 million. Targeted grants will focus on opioid and substance misuse prevention. Deadline for applications is January 24, 2020 and a webinar for prospective applicants will take place on December 5, 2019 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time.

Oct 24, 2019: Today Is the 20th Anniversary of Lights On Afterschool. Across U.S., Landmarks Are Being Lit Up, Events Held for Afterschool.

Oct 23, 2019: At 8,000+ Sites, America Will Hold the 20th Annual Lights On Afterschool Rally Tomorrow

Oct 23, 2019: From New York City’s Empire State Building to San Francisco’s City Hall, America’s Landmarks Will Light Up in Yellow and Blue This Week for the 20th Anniversary of Lights On Afterschool

Oct 21, 2019: Lights On Afterschool Events Across the Country This Week are Showcasing the Many Ways Afterschool Programs Educate Students About Healthy Eating, Stress Management and Active Lifestyles

Oct 16, 2019: Nation's Law Enforcement Leaders Highlight Need for Afterschool Activities to Reduce Crime

Oct 11, 2019: Bill White’s Afterschool Legacy Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

Oct 11, 2019: City Leaders, Education Advocates Light Up Billboards Nationwide to Illuminate the Need for Critical Afterschool Learning Opportunities Groups Team with Clear Channel Outdoor in National Billboard Campaign Marking the 20th Anniversary of Lights On Afterschool

Oct 8, 2019: 20 Years of Fun and Learning After the School Day Ends: SpongeBob SquarePants and Lights On Afterschool Celebrate Two Decades Helping Kids

Oct 3, 2019: KIND Celebrates Lights On Afterschool – The Only National Rally for Afterschool Programs, To Be Held for the 20th Consecutive Year This Month

Oct 2, 2019: Lights On Afterschool Events Across Country This Month Will Showcase the Fun, Creative Ways Afterschool Programs Engage Students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Sept 26, 2019: 20th Annual Lights On Afterschool Set for Thursday, October 24; More Than a Million People Expected to Rally for Afterschool That Day

July 29, 2019: Eldon Student Is One of Just Three Youth Afterschool Ambassadors in the United States This Year Halie Gier Is Working to Raise Awareness About Afterschool Programs

July 29, 2019: TCU Student, Alum of Fort Worth After School, One of Three Youth Afterschool Ambassadors in Country This Year Viridiana Gonzalez Is Working to Raise Awareness About Afterschool Programs

July 29, 2019: Mountain Home High School Student One of Three Named Youth Afterschool Ambassadors in Country This Year Timothy Hall Is Working to Raise Awareness About Afterschool Programs

July 23, 2019: New York Life Foundation Awards $1.35 Million in Grants to Out-of-School Time Programs to Help Middle School Students Transition to 9th Grade Awards Go to Programs in AK, CA, CT, GA, HI, IL, IN, ME, MI, MN, MS, MT, NE, NJ, NY, PA, TX, VT

June 12, 2019: Afterschool Advocates from 42 States Are Calling on Congress Today to Reject Trump Administration Proposal to End Federal Funding for Afterschool, Summer Learning Programs

June 7, 2019: Advocates from 42 States Will Be on Capitol Hill Tuesday and Wednesday to Urge Congress to Reject Trump Administration Proposal to End Federal Funding for Afterschool Programs

May 8, 2019: House Appropriations Committee Vote a ‘High-Water Mark to Date for Federal Support for Afterschool and Summer Learning’ Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

Apr 30, 2019: House Subcommittee’s Vote to Increase Funding ‘Reflects the Strong, Bipartisan National Consensus that Afterschool Programs Work’ Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

Apr 11, 2019: New Grant Funding Supports Training Resources Focused on Opioid Misuse Prevention Among Youth Funding will be used to develop professional training resources for out-of-school time providers

Mar 11, 2019: President’s Proposal to End Federal Afterschool Funding Would Cause ‘Catastrophic Harm to Students, Families, Schools and Communities’ Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

2018

Nov 28, 2018: New York Life Foundation and the Afterschool Alliance open Competitive Grant Program to Help Middle School Youth in Out-Of-School Time Programs Third cycle of grants to bring awards total to $3.45 million. Targeted grants will focus on professional development for staff.

Nov 28, 2018: Afterschool Alliance Welcomes Hawai’i Afterschool Champion Ray Sanborn to Its Board of Directors President of Kama’aina Kids Is a Longtime Leader in Afterschool, Youth Programs

Nov 19, 2018: Afterschool Alliance Welcomes D.C.’s Marcus Goodwin to Its Board of Directors Real Estate/Economic Development Professional, Recent City Council Candidate, Founder of a Financial Literacy Initiative for High Schoolers

Oct 31, 2018: ‘All Children and Youth Have the Right to Feel Safe,’ Afterschool Leader Says in Response to Reports the Trump Administration Plans to Redefine Gender in Federal Law Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

Oct 25, 2018: Largest Lights On Afterschool Rally Ever Held Is Today

Oct 24, 2018: At 8,000+ Sites, America Will Rally for Afterschool Tomorrow

Oct 23, 2018: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Activities to be Focus of Lights On Afterschool Events Across Country This Week

Oct 22, 2018: By Large Majorities and Across Demographic Lines, Americans Support Afterschool Programs New Poll Released As National Rally for Afterschool Approaches

Oct 19, 2018: U.S. Military Bases to Host Lights On Afterschool Events Next Week 19th Annual Rally for Afterschool to Include Events at Military Bases from Virginia to Hawaii

Oct 16, 2018: Across America, Libraries Will Help Turn the Lights On for Afterschool Next Thursday, October 25th

Oct 12, 2018: Hundreds of Lights On Afterschool Events Across the Country This Month Will Promote Healthy Eating and Lifestyles New Report from the Food Research & Action Center Finds Gains in Afterschool Supper Participation and Identifies Strategies to Reach Even More Children

Oct 4, 2018: Organizations Focused on the Sciences, Sports, Law Enforcement and Youth Development, Businesses, Faith-Based Groups and Others Will Celebrate Lights On Afterschool This Month KIND Provides Healthy Snacks for Lights On Afterschool Events

Sept 28, 2018: Increase in Afterschool Funding Is Powerful Reminder of Strong Congressional Support for Afterschool Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

Sept 24, 2018: National Rally for Afterschool Programs Set for Thursday, October 25th

Aug 27, 2018: ‘Student Safety Is Our Paramount Concern,’ Afterschool Leader Says in Urging Education Department Not to Allow School Districts to Use Funds Intended for Student Services to Arm Teachers Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

June 28, 2018: Level Funding for 21st CCLC By Key Senate Committee Is ‘Bipartisan Embrace of Afterschool Programs’ Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

June 22, 2018: 'Our Hearts Break for These Children and Families' Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

June 21, 2018: The New York Life Foundation Awards $1.35M in Grants to Out-of-School Time Programs that Help Middle School Students Transition to 9th Grade

May 18, 2018: Senate Afterschool Caucus to Host Briefing on Afterschool, Summer Learning Programs’ Response to Opioid, Substance Abuse on Tuesday, May 22 Event to Feature Experts from Alaska, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland

May 7, 2018: Afterschool Alliance Welcomes Afterschool Champion Heather Nesle to Its Board of Directors President of New York Life Foundation / VP of New York Life, Longtime Supporter of Programs for Youth

April 19, 2018: Afterschool Advocates from All 50 States Are Calling on Congress Today to Reject Trump Administration Proposal to End Federal Funding for Afterschool, Summer Learning Programs

April 16, 2018: Advocates from All 50 States Will Be in D.C. This Week to Urge Congress to Reject Trump Administration Proposal to End Federal Funding for Afterschool Programs

March 23, 2018: Budget Agreement Reaction: ‘Afterschool champions registered an enormous victory for children and families’ Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

Feb 12, 2018: President's Proposal to Eliminate Afterschool Funding Is a 'Terrible Idea' that 'Would Imperil Children and Families' Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

 

2017

Dec 12, 2017: New York Life Foundation and the Afterschool Alliance Open Competitive Grant Program The Aim High grant program will help middle school youth in out-of-school time programs

Nov 21, 2017: Afterschool Alliance Names New Class of Afterschool Ambassadors Afterschool Leaders Will Work in Their Own Communities and Nationally to Increase Students’ Access to Afterschool

Oct 26, 2017: Five High School Students Named to Inaugural Class of Youth Afterschool Ambassadors

Oct 26, 2017: The Lights Will Be On for Afterschool Programs Today In Every Corner of the Country

Oct 24, 2017: America Will Rally for Afterschool This Week

Oct 23, 2017: Hundreds of Lights On Afterschool Events This Week Will Promote Healthy Behaviors

Oct 19, 2017: Fun, Educational STEM Activities to be Featured at Lights On Afterschool Events Across Country Next Week

Oct 12, 2017: Photography, Music, Dance, Visual Arts Will Be Featured at Lights On Afterschool Events Across Nation this Month

Oct 5, 2017: Libraries Across the Country Will Help Turn the Lights On for Afterschool on October 26th

Sept 26, 2017: Los Angeles Teen Wins National Art Contest Miramar High School's Angela Mamun Designed This Year's Lights On Afterschool Poster

Sept 19, 2017: The Lights Will Be On for Afterschool All Across the Country on October 26th

Sept 14, 2017: House of Representatives Vote to Increase Afterschool Funding Next Year Is a 'Resounding, Meaningful Victory for America's Children and Families' Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

Sept 8, 2017: Senate Afterschool Caucus to Host 'Back to Afterschool' Briefing on Tuesday Event Will Feature Branson, Missouri Mayor; New York Life Foundation President; Experts from Marshfield, Wisconsin and Arlee, Montana, Among Others

Sept 7, 2017: Senate Appropriations Committee Rejects Catastrophic Proposal to End Afterschool Funding Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

Aug 16, 2017: ‘A Special Responsibility’ Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

July 13, 2017: Nearly 200,000 Students Could Lose Their Afterschool Programs If House Subcommittee Funding Level Prevails Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

June 20, 2017: New York Life Foundation, Afterschool Alliance Award $750K in Grants to Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs Awards Go to Programs in AZ, CA, DC, IL, MI, NY, OH, OK, OR, TX, WA, WI

June 6, 2017: Columbus Afterschool Program Wins National Award for Improving Literacy Skills Dollar General Awards $10,000 to Columbus State Community College ESL Afterschool Communities

June 6, 2017: Afterschool Advocates from Alaska to Alabama Call on Congress to Preserve Support for Afterschool, Summer Learning Programs

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June 5, 2017: Afterschool Advocates from 46 States to Gather in D.C. Tomorrow to Urge Congress to Reject Trump Administration Proposal to Defund Afterschool and Summer Learning Programs

May 23, 2017: 'A Stunning Blow to Working Families' Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

May 9, 2017: 2017 Budget Agreement’s Modest Increase in Funding for Afterschool 'Validates Tremendous Grassroots Outreach by Afterschool Supporters' Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

April 26, 2017: GAO's Afterschool Report Highlights Broad Range of Benefits from Afterschool Programs, Points to Need to Revisit Evaluation and Data Collection Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

April 10, 2017: In Powerful Show of Support, Bipartisan Members of Congress, Diverse Organizations Urge Appropriators to Reject President’s Proposal to End Afterschool Funding

April 3, 2017: USC Schwarzenegger Institute, After-School All-Stars & the Afterschool Alliance Co-Host National Afterschool Summit

March 16, 2017: Trump Proposal to End Afterschool Funding a 'Betrayal of Children, Families, Communities' Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

January 10, 2017: Helping At-Risk 8th Graders: New York Life Foundation, Afterschool Alliance to Open $1.95M Grant Competition for Middle School Out-of-School Time Programs

 

2016

November 11, 2016: Newly Elected Leaders Should Make Bold, Historic Investment in America’s Children Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

October 20, 2016: A Million People Rally to Keep the Lights On After School

October 19, 2016: From Coast to Coast, the Spotlight Is On Afterschool This Week

October 17, 2016: Many Afterschool Events This Week Will Focus on Community Service Lights On Afterschool Is Thursday, October 20

October 13, 2016: Many of Next Week's Lights On Afterschool Events Will Highlight Healthy Behaviors

October 5, 2016: 4-H National Youth Science Day Activities to be Part of Lights On Afterschool, As Afterschool Programs from Coast to Coast Showcase the Fun, Educational STEM Activities They Offer Students

October 4, 2016: The NBA Will Help Kick Off National Rally for Afterschool in San Jose on Thursday

September 29, 2016: Music, Dance, Visual Arts by Students Will Be on Display at Lights On Afterschool Events from Coast to Coast in October

September 23, 2016: Three Alabama Teens Win National Art Contest Youth Designed This Year’s Lights On Afterschool Poster

September 15, 2016: For the 10th Consecutive Year, the New York City Skyline Will Shine for Afterschool

September 6, 2016: Across America, the Lights Will Be On for Afterschool on October 20th

August 30, 2016: New Study Finds Huge Unmet Demand for Afterschool Programs in America's High-Poverty Communities

August 30, 2016: Study Finds Massive Unmet Demand for Afterschool Programs Among African-American Children in High-Poverty Communities

August 30, 2016: Study Finds Massive Unmet Demand for Afterschool Programs Among Hispanic Children in High-Poverty Communities

August 1, 2016 Dr. Anita Krishnamurthi selected for new board on national STEM network

July 25, 2016 Experts to Examine High Demand for Afterschool Programs in Rural Areas

July 12, 2016 Afterschool Leader Lauds House Appropriations Committee for Rejecting Cuts to Afterschool, Summer Learning Programs Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

June 9, 2016 Senate Appropriations Cut to Afterschool Would Be a 'Big, Damaging Step in the Wrong Direction' Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

May 24, 2016 Advocates from Across the Country Urge Congress to Increase Support for Afterschool Programs

May 19, 2016 Afterschool Leaders from Nearly 40 States to Gather in D.C. to Tell Congress: 'Afterschool Works!'

March 31, 2016 Rep. Rosa DeLauro to Visit New Haven Afterschool Program to View Mentoring in Action In Its Eleventh Year in New Haven, Program Pairs Yale College Students With Area Middle Schoolers

March 23, 2016 Corbin Afterschool Program Wins National Award for Improving Literacy Skills Dollar General to Award $10,000 to Redhound Enrichment

March 10, 2016 Unmet Demand for Afterschool Programs Is High in Rural Communities

Feb 9, 2016 'A Real Disappointment:' President's FY 2017 Budget Proposal Would Leave Thousands of Children Alone and Unsupervised After the School Day Ends Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

 

2015

Dec 18, 2015 Afterschool Leader Lauds Congress for Afterschool and Summer Learning Program Funding in Omnibus Spending Bill Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

Dec 9, 2015 Afterschool Leader Commends Senate for Passing Every Student Succeeds Act, Which Will Strengthen Afterschool Programs Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

Nov 30, 2015 Preserving Afterschool in ESEA Is a 'Huge Win for America's Children and Families,' Afterschool Leader Says Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

Oct 22, 2015 A Million People are Rallying to Keep the Lights On After School Across the United States Today

Oct 20, 2015 More Than One Million People Will Rally This Week for Lights On Afterschool

Oct 19, 2015 U.S. Military Bases to Celebrate Lights On Afterschool This Week 16th Annual Rally for Afterschool to Include Events at Military Bases from Maryland to Hawaii to Sasebo, Japan

Oct 16, 2015 National Rally to Focus Attention on the Many Ways Afterschool Programs Promote Physical Fitness

Oct 7, 2015 Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Will be Focus of Hundreds of Lights On Afterschool Events This Year Today is 4-H National Youth Science Day

Oct 1, 2015 Organizations Representing Law Enforcement, Private Businesses, Sciences and More to Help Celebrate Afterschool Programs at 16th Annual Lights On Afterschool Rally

Sept 29, 2015 Parents Value Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Learning Opportunities Provided by Afterschool Programs STEM Skills Taught in Most Afterschool Programs, Parents Say, Expressing Satisfaction

Sept 24, 2015 Team of Students from Long Island Wins National Art Contest Hicksville Boys & Girls Club Youth Designed This Year’s Lights On Afterschool Poster

Sept 22, 2015 More Than 650 Diverse and Powerful Groups Urge ESEA Conferees to Reauthorize 21st CCLC Afterschool Funding

Sept 18, 2015 America Will Turn the Lights on for Afterschool on October 22nd Empire State Building to be Lit in Yellow for 16th Annual Rally for Afterschool

Sept 10, 2015 Afterschool Alliance Names 15 New Afterschool Ambassadors Ambassadors Will Work in Their Local Communities and Nationally to Make Afterschool Programs Available to More Students

July 16, 2015 Grant Commends Senate for Preserving Dedicated Afterschool Funding in Education Reauthorization Bill Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

July 9, 2015 Student Success Act Would Be a "Huge and Costly Mistake," Afterschool Leader Warns Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

July 9, 2015 Grant Urges Congress to Adopt House Afterschool Appropriation, Warns Against 'Retreat from Badly Needed Investments in our Children' Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

June 22, 2015 More Hispanic Students Attending Summer Learning Programs, But Unmet Demand Remains High

June 22, 2015 More African American Students Attending Summer Learning Programs, But Unmet Demand Remains High

June 11, 2015 More Students Attending Summer Learning Programs, But Unmet Demand Remains High

For state-specific news releases, visit the state's America After 3PM page and download the news release from the toolbar. News releases for selected jurisdictions are here: New York City, Allegheny County

May 7, 2015 Hispanic Parents Value and Are Satisfied with Healthy Options Offered by Afterschool Programs

May 7, 2015 African-American Parents Value and Are Satisfied with Healthy Options Offered by Afterschool Programs

April 15, 2015 Afterschool Leader Lauds HELP Committee Vote to Save Afterschool Funding Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

March 19, 2015 Media Advisory: National After-School Summit 2015 USC SCHWARZENEGGER INSTITUTE, AFTER-SCHOOL ALL-STARS & THE AFTERSCHOOL ALLIANCE TO CO-HOST 'NATIONAL AFTER-SCHOOL SUMMIT'

March 11, 2015 Atlanta Afterschool Program Wins National Award for Improving Literacy Skills of Middle School Student New American Pathways’ Bright Futures Afterschool Program Received First - Ever Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Award

March 10, 2015 Parents Report that Afterschool Programs Promote Healthy Eating, Physical Activity Low-Income Parents Especially Value Health Benefits Afterschool Programs Provide

March 6, 2015 What Role Do Afterschool Programs Play in Helping Kids Eat Healthy and Be Active? Survey Revealing How Parents View the Health Benefits of Afterschool Programs to be Released Tuesday at Capitol Hill briefing

Feb 13, 2015 As Congress Considers Eliminating Crucial Federal Afterschool Funding, Briefing Will Examine Data on Afterschool Programs, How They Help Children and Youth Succeed in School and in Life

Feb 9, 2015 Afterschool Leader Warns that House Education Proposal Could Be ‘Devastating’ for Afterschool Programming for America’s Children Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

Feb 4, 2015 Afterschool Leader Reacts to President's FY2016 Budget Proposals for Afterschool Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

Jan 29, 2015 Afterschool Leader Lauds Bipartisan Legislation Supporting Afterschool and Summer Learning Programs for America's Children Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

Jan 27, 2015 Afterschool Leader Warns that Senate Education Proposal Would Eliminate Essential Afterschool Programming for America's Children Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

 

2014

Nov 17, 2014 Afterschool Leader Lauds Senate Passage of the Child Care Development Block Grant, But Says Implementation Funding Will Be Essential Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

Oct 27, 2014 Unmet Need for Afterschool Programs in Hispanic Community Is 'Large and Growing' The Parents of 5.5 Million Hispanic Students Say They Would Enroll Their Child, If an Afterschool Program Were Available

Oct 27, 2014 Unmet Need for Afterschool Programs in African American Community Grows New Household Survey Finds African American Parents Strongly Support Afterschool Programs

Oct 23, 2014 A Million People Rally Today to Keep the Lights On After School 15th Annual Rally for Afterschool Programs Includes 8,000 Events Across the Nation

Oct 22, 2014 Communities in Every Corner of United States Will Rally for Afterschool Programs on Thursday as Part of the 15th Annual Lights On Afterschool New Data Shows Unmet Demand for Afterschool at Nearly 20 Million Children On

Oct 17, 2014 National Rally for Afterschool Programs to Shine Light on Physical Fitness Events Will Highlight the Unmet Demand for Afterschool Programs, Which Has Increased to Nearly 20 Million Children

Oct 16, 2014 Unmet Demand for Afterschool Programs Grows to Nearly 20 Million Children Household Survey Finds Parents Strongly Support Afterschool Programs, Participation Grows to 10 Million U.S. Children

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Oct 9, 2014 Mozilla, Afterschool Alliance Team Up for Lights On Afterschool Webmaker Challenge

Oct 2, 2014 Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Shines a Light On Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Learning

Sept 25, 2014 4-H Clubs, Ys, After School All-Stars to Join Museums, Community Groups, Businesses and Other Partners for 15th Annual Lights On Afterschool Rally

Sept 22, 2014 Bright House Networks Encourages Children’s Interest in Sciences and Math with Grants to Seven Afterschool Programs Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Experience Mini-Grants Support Hands-On Learning Experiences for Hundreds of Students

Sept 17, 2014 New York City Skyline Will Shine for Afterschool Empire State Building to Be Lit in Yellow for National Lights On Afterschool Rally on October 23

Sept 10, 2014 San Juan County, New Mexico Student Wins National 'Lights On Afterschool' Poster Contest

Sept 4, 2014 America Will Turn the Lights On for Afterschool October 23rd 15th Annual Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Will Include Students, Educators, Parents, Community Leaders, Policy Makers and Others

Jul 17, 2014 More Parents Report Enrolling Children in Summer Learning Sneak Peek at Forthcoming Afterschool Study

Jun 23, 2014 Afterschool Alliance Awards Mini-Grants to Support Digital Badges in Five States State Afterschool Networks to Pilot Badge Systems in MD, MI, OH, OR and RI, Partnering with Local Afterschool Programs

Jun 4, 2014 Past CEO of Florida Afterschool Network Larry Pintacuda Named to Afterschool Alliance Board of Directors Pintacuda a Longtime Champion of Children's Services, Afterschool Programs

Jun 4, 2014 Former California Secretary of Education Bonnie Reiss Joins Afterschool Alliance Board of Directors Reiss Has Long History as Champion of Afterschool Programs

May 22, 2014 University of California-Irvine’s Vandell Receives National 'Afterschool for All'Champion Award in Washington, D.C. Judge Glenda Hatchett Leads National Day of Advocacy for Afterschool; Legislators and Education Leaders from Ten States Honored; MetLife Recognizes Five Exemplary Afterschool Programs

May 22, 2014 Afterschool Programs in Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Providence Recognized for Innovation by MetLife Foundation Winning Programs Focus On Debate, Special Needs Students, At-Risk Youth, Wrap-Around Services, Violence Intervention

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May 19, 2014 State Legislators and Education Leaders From Across Country to Be Honored at 2014 "Breakfast of Champions," Featuring Children’s Advocate Judge Glenda Hatchett

March 6, 2014 Afterschool Alliance STEM Expert Chosen for Prestigious Fellowship Krishnamurthi Is First Afterschool Leader Chosen for Noyce Leadership Institute Program

Feb 26, 2014 Nation’s Leading Afterschool Advocacy Organization Lauds Kildee’s Introduction of ‘Afterschool for America’s Children Act’

Feb 19, 2014 New White Paper Highlights Research on Afterschool Best Practices; Draws Links to Exemplary Programs Across the Nation

Jan 28, 2014 Q&A on Afterschool and the Common Core

Jan 21, 2014 Nation’s Leading Afterschool Advocate Lauds Gov. Cuomo’s Education Priorities Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

Jan 17, 2014 Afterschool Leader Praises FY2014 Budget, Lauds Congress for “Prioritizing Children and Working Families” Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

 

2013

Dec 9, 2013 Afterschool Program Photo Contest Winners Announced Orlando Program Takes First Prize, Runners-Up in New York City; Concord, North Carolina; Logan, Utah

Nov 12, 2013 Please Join Us for a Congressional Briefing Ensuring That Tomorrow's Leaders are Strong, Smart, and Bold: The Importance of All-Girls' Afterschool Programming

Nov 11, 2013 Help Your Local Afterschool Program Win a Prize! Bright House Networks Afterschool Facebook Photo Contest Open for Voting

Oct 29, 2013 Governor Schwarzenegger to Join 'Lights On Afterschool' in D.C. Tomorrow

Oct 18, 2013 One Million Parents, Students, and Community, State and National Leaders Rally Today to Keep the Lights on After School Fourteenth Annual Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Includes More than 8,000 Events

Oct 15, 2013 Millions to Rally for Afterschool Programs This Week During 14th Annual Lights On Afterschool

Oct 15, 2013 Northwestern University's Science Club and Santa Fe-Based Computer Science Afterschool Program Receive National Awards for Engaging Middle School Students in Science and Math Winners Announced During Nationwide Rally for Afterschool, Each Awarded $10,000

Oct 7, 2013 Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago's Science Club Receives National Award for Engaging Middle School Students in Science and Math Science Club is One of Only Two Programs Nationwide to Receive $10,000 Award

Oct 3, 2013 Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago's Science Club to Receive National Award for Engaging Middle School Students in Science and Math Award to be Presented During Lights On Afterschool Open House

Oct 3, 2013 Science Museums, Cable Networks, Dance Programs Among Diverse Organizations Supporting 14th Annual Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Lights On Afterschool Partners Reflect Diverse Afterschool Activities

Sept 27, 2013 Afterschool Is What You Make of It Student's Artwork is Displayed on Limited-Edition Beverage Label

Sept 26, 2013 Farmington Eleven-Year-Old Wins National Student Art Contest First DC Metro Maker Faire to be Held in Support of Nationwide Rally for Afterschool

Sept 26, 2013 The Warm Glow of Afterschool Empire State Building Will Be Lit in Yellow as Part of Nationwide Rally for Afterschool on October 17

Sept 25, 2013 Avon Lake Eight-Year-Old Wins National Student Art Contest Student's Artwork is Displayed on Limited-Edition Beverage Label

Sept 23, 2013 Farmington, NM to Celebrate Award-Winning Young Artist Local Winner of National Student Art Contest To be Honored by Major Beverage Company on Thursday

Sept 19, 2013 Avon Lake, OH to Celebrate Award-Winning Young Artist Local Winner of National Student Art Contest To be Honored by Major Beverage Company on Wednesday

Sept 19, 2013 Afterschool Programs Across Country to Celebrate 4-H National Youth Science Day as Part of Lights On Afterschool!

Sept 12, 2013 Brooklyn Middle School Student Wins National ‘Lights On Afterschool’ Poster Contest

Sept 5, 2013 October 17 Will Mark 14th Annual Lights On Afterschool! Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Will Bring Together Parents, Students, Educators, Policy Makers and Others

Jul 18, 2013 CSAS Departs After Making Tremendous Progress on STEM and Afterschool Statement of Afterschool Alliance Executive Director Jodi Grant

Jul 13, 2013 New Issue Brief: Afterschool and Summer Learning Programs Can Help African-American and Latino Students Succeed Despite Data Demonstrating the Many Ways Afterschool and Summer Programs Serve Minority Communities, Unmet Demand for Programs Remains High

Jul 9, 2013 Senate Afterschool Caucus Highlights Contributions of Quality Rural Afterschool and Summer Learning Programs Briefing Will Explore Strategies for Student Engagement, Community Development and Family Support

Jul 8, 2013 Department of Education Q/A Contains Misleading Language; More Likely to Confuse than Clarify on How 21st CCLC Funds Can Be Used Statement of Afterschool Alliance Executive Director Jodi Grant

Jun 17, 2013 Afterschool Alliance, Association of Science & Technology Centers Form Partnership to Foster Local STEM Collaborations

Apr 12, 2013 President's Budget Offers Good and Bad News for Afterschool Programs; Time for the Administration to be Candid About Its Plans for Afterschool Programs Statement of Afterschool Alliance Executive Director Jodi Grant

Apr 8, 2013 ’Afterschool in Action’ Compendium Highlights Innovative Programs, Strategies Publication Spotlights Breakthrough Approaches Pioneered by MetLife Foundation Afterschool Innovator Award Winners

Mar 5, 2013 Nation's Leading Afterschool Advocate Applauds Boxer-Murkowski-Murray 'Afterschool for America's Children Act' Releases Sign-On Letter from More than 140 National, State & Local Organizations Supporting S.326

Feb 7, 2013 Coach of Championship Afterschool Chess Team Honored in Nation's Capital for Dedication to Kids, Education and Afterschool Programs Educators, Parents, Afterschool Leaders Come Together to Urge Congress to Increase Funding for Afterschool Programs at 12th Annual Afterschool for All Challenge

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Feb 4, 2013 Foundation Leaders, State Legislators and Education Leaders to Be Honored for Championing Afterschool 2013 "Breakfast of Champions" to Feature Middle School Assistant Principal and Afterschool Chess Coach from Award-Winning Documentary "Brooklyn Castle"

Jan 23, 2013 New Study Helps Define Afterschool Programs' Role in STEM Education Consensus Among Afterschool Providers and Experts Reflects Afterschool Community’s Judgment on Its Niche in Educating Tomorrow’s STEM Workforce

 

2012

Nov 30, 2012 Bright House Networks and Afterschool Alliance Announce National Lights On Afterschool Photo Contest Winners Brandon and Plant City, Florida Residents Among Honorees

Oct 23, 2012 Washington D.C. Afterschool Program Wins National Award for Innovation from MetLife Foundation Program Recognized for Innovation in Parent Engagement

Oct 22, 2012 Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price Joins Board of Afterschool Alliance One of Two Big-City Mayors to Join Leading Afterschool Organization

Oct 22, 2012 Nashville Mayor Karl Dean Joins Board of Afterschool Alliance One of Two Big-City Mayors to Join Leading Afterschool Organization

Oct 19, 2012 Milwaukee Afterschool Program Wins National Award for Innovation from MetLife Foundation Program Recognized for Innovation in Music Education

Oct 18, 2012 Afterschool Programs in California, Idaho, Michigan, Wisconsin, Washington, D.C. Recognized for Innovation by MetLife Foundation Winning Programs Focus On Arts, Digital Learning, School Improvement and Parental Involvement to Boost Student Success

Oct 18, 2012 Lansing Afterschool Program Wins National Award for Innovation from MetLife Foundation Program Recognized for Innovation in Digital Learning

Oct 18, 2012 Thirteen Years of Keeping the Lights On Afterschool One Million Parents, Educators, Students, Policy Makers and Others Call on Congress Not to Deny or Divert Afterschool Funds

Oct 18, 2012 Parma Afterschool Program Wins National Award for Innovation from MetLife Foundation Program Recognized for Innovation in Middle School Improvement

Oct 18, 2012 Santa Ana Afterschool Program Wins National Award for Innovation from MetLife Foundation Program Recognized for Innovation in Dance Education and Mentoring

Oct 17, 2012 A Million People Expected to Rally This Week to Keep the Lights On Afterschool 13th Annual Rally for Afterschool to Feature Screenings of Award-Winning Documentary on Brooklyn Afterschool Program, Much More

Oct 16, 2012 Award-Winning Chess Documentary Featured at Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Film about Afterschool Chess Team Is Being Screened at Select Lights On Afterschool Events

Oct 12, 2012 Lights On Facebook! Afterschool Alliance and Bright House Networks Announce Lights On Afterschool Photo Contest

Oct 10, 2012 Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Shines a Light on Importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Lights On Afterschool Events Showcase Ways Programs Teach Math and Sciences

Sept 27, 2012 Broad Spectrum of Groups Supporting 13th Annual Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Represent the Diversity of Program Offerings Science, Arts, Library, Physical Fitness, Education and Governors' Organizations Are Among Lights On Afterschool Partners

Sept 27, 2012 Afterschool Alliance Names 12 Afterschool Leaders to 2012-2013 Class of 'Afterschool Ambassadors' Afterschool Providers and Advocates from a Dozen States Will Work to Expand Afterschool

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Sept 25, 2012 Pasadena, Texas Student is the Artist Behind the 2012 Lights On Afterschool Poster Fifteen-Year-Old Communities In Schools-ACE Student Created Winning Poster Being Used Nationwide

Sept 25, 2012 Torani Chooses Winners in National Student Art Contest California and New Hampshire Students' Artwork Displayed on Limited-Edition Beverage Labels

Sept 25, 2012 Bristol, New Hampshire Teen Wins National Student Art Contest Teen's Artwork is Displayed on Limited-Edition Beverage Label

Sept 21, 2012 Bristol, NH to Celebrate Award-Winning Young Artist Local Winner of National Student Art Contest To be Honored by Major Beverage Company on Tuesday

Sept 18, 2012 Collaboration in Afterschool = Engagement in Learning Briefing Will Explore How Afterschool and Community Partnerships Support Student Success

Sept 18, 2012 Afterschool Meal Programs Feed Hungry Children, Help Schools

Sept 13, 2012 The Empire State Building: Five Years of Lighting Up for Afterschool New York City Landmark Will Be Lit in Yellow in Support of Afterschool Programs on October 18

Sept 6, 2012 As 13th Annual Lights On Afterschool! Approaches, Many Afterschool Programs Struggle to Survive Communities Nationwide Gear Up to Show Support for Afterschool Programs that Help Working Families, Keep Kids Safe and Inspire Students to Learn

Aug 23, 2012 New Survey: Afterschool Programs Still Struggling in Recession's Aftermath Minnesota Providers Fare Slightly Better in National Analysis But Overwhelmingly Report Unmet Need for Afterschool Programs

Aug 22, 2012 New Survey: Afterschool Programs Struggling in Recession's Aftermath Programs in Minority Communities Particularly Hard Hit

Aug 22, 2012 New Survey: Afterschool Programs Still Struggling in Recession's Aftermath New Jersey Fares Slightly Better in National Analysis But Reports Significant Unmet Need for Afterschool Programs

Aug 22, 2012 New Survey: Afterschool Programs Still Struggling in Recession's Aftermath New York Providers Are Particularly Hard Hit

Aug 22, 2012 New Survey: Afterschool Programs Still Struggling in Recession's Aftermath Pennsylvania Providers Are Particularly Hard Hit

Aug 22, 2012 New Survey: Afterschool Programs Still Struggling in Recession's Aftermath Texas Fares Slightly Better in National Analysis But Reports Significant Unmet Need for Afterschool Programs

June 21, 2012 New Afterschool Alliance Survey: Summer Learning Programs for Kids Face Cutbacks, Even While Operating at Peak or Above-Peak Capacity

June 18, 2012 Afterschool Leader Calls Appropriations Bill "Disappointing" Harkin Bill Would Put Millions of Working Families Who Rely on Afterschool Programs at Risk -- Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

May 9, 2012 Afterschool Alliance Honors Nine State Champions at "Breakfast of Champions" on Capitol Hill Educators, Policy Makers, Philanthropists and Advocates Recognized for Championing Afterschool at Eleventh Annual Afterschool for All Challenge in Washington, DC

May 9, 2012 Penn State Assistant Professor Honored as an Afterschool Champion in Nation's Capital

May 9, 2012 Cincinnati Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Researcher Honored as an Afterschool Champion in Nation's Capital

May 9, 2012 Robert Bowne Foundation Executive Director and Program Officer Honored as Afterschool Champions in Nation's Capital

May 9, 2012 Nevada Assemblywoman Honored as an Afterschool Champion in Nation's Capital

May 9, 2012 Kansas State University Associate Professor Honored as an Afterschool Champion in Nation's Capital

May 9, 2012 Tallahassee Public Policy Expert Honored as an Afterschool Champion in Nation's Capital

May 9, 2012 California Education Leader Jennifer Peck Honored as an Afterschool Champion in Nation's Capital

May 9, 2012 Project Exploration Co-Founders Honored as an Afterschool Champions in Nation's Capital Parents, Educators, Students, Afterschool Leaders Urge Congress to Safeguard Afterschool Funding, Increase Afterschool Investments

May 8, 2012 Leaders in Sciences, Government, Education Call on Congress to Safeguard Afterschool Funding, Expand Children’s Learning Opportunities at Eleventh Annual Afterschool for All Challenge

May 7, 2012 Afterschool Alliance to Honor 2012 Afterschool Champions 2012 "Breakfast of Champions" to Feature Project Exploration Co-Founders Paul Sereno and Gabrielle Lyon, Actor Kevin Sorbo to Emcee

May 4, 2012 Afterschool Advocates to Visit Nation's Capital to Urge Support for Afterschool at Eleventh Annual Afterschool for All Challenge

April 25, 2012 National Girls Collaborative Project Announces 2012 Collaboration Awards Outstanding Individual Commitment to Collaboration: Anita Krishnamurthi, STEM Policy Director, Afterschool Alliance

April 23, 2012 Afterschool Alliance Joins Groundbreaking STEM Summit

April 19, 2012 Afterschool Advocates to Visit Nation's Capital to Urge Support for Afterschool at Eleventh Annual Afterschool for All Challenge Project Exploration Co-Founders Paul Sereno and Gabrielle Lyon Will Join Parents, Students, Educators from Across Country to Urge Congress to Safeguard Afterschool Funding, Increase Investment in Afterschool Programs

February 13, 2012 Mixed News for Afterschool Programs in Obama Budget Proposal Level Funding for 21st CCLC But Administration Again Diverts Afterschool Funding to Other Programs -- Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

February 8, 2012 Senate Afterschool Caucus to Host Briefing with New York Yankees First Baseman Mark Teixeira Yankees Star Will Join Senator Boxer and Afterschool Advocates to Discuss the Links Between Physical Activity and Academic Success, and the Importance of Afterschool Programs

January 18, 2012 Help for Families Seeking Afterschool Programs Online Consumer Guide Provides Tips on Finding Afterschool Programs, Ways to Create Programs, Ideas for Supporting Afterschool Locally and Nationwide