Afterschool Alliance Research

Informing providers, advocates and policy makers for 15 years

Delve into our vast collection of research resources that show afterschool programs are keeping kids safe, inspiring learning and helping working families across the country. 

An integral component of Afterschool Alliance’s mission to ensure that all children have access to affordable, quality afterschool programs is research that assesses how children are spending their time during the afterschool hours, examines the opportunities afterschool programs provide the children and families in their community and the public support for these programs.

This section contains research materials the Afterschool Alliance has produced over the past 15 years. Find the resource that best fits your needs by searching by document type or by issue area. If you are interested in learning more about the basics facts about afterschool programs, explore Afterschool Essentials, or if you want to find out how many children are in afterschool programs, visit the America After 3PM page. You can also search by issue topic and learn more about afterschool programs supporting young people in variety of areas—ranging from the arts to health and wellness to STEM. 

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21st CCLC Facts and Figures (2016)

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) initiative is the only federal funding source dedicated exclusively to before-school, afterschool and summer learning programs. This report provides an overview of the 21st Century Community and Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program, highlights its outcomes and benefits, addresses the current state of funding and outlines how you can help support funding for the future.

21st CCLC Budget Congress State Policy

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Afterschool Essentials

Afterschool Essentials are materials that help to make a strong case for afterschool, including key facts about the afterschool hours, the positive impact of afterschool, and details about the 21st Century Community Learning Centers initiative—the only federal funding source dedicated exclusively to before-school, afterschool and summer learning programs.

21st CCLC Evaluations

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