Housing Authorities & Afterschool: Ideal Community Partners


Thursday, Apr 10, 2014
02:00 PM EST

About this webinar:

According to the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA), many public housing authorities are involved in providing their residents with out-of-school learning opportunities. By partnering with local afterschool providers who contribute trained staff and curriculum, housing authorities across the country are bringing high-quality afterschool education home to the children and youth they serve.

The Afterschool Alliance and CLPHA have partnered to feature promising practices for initiating and sustaining such partnerships. In this webinar, guest speakers involved with a successful housing authority/afterschool partnership in Southern California will discuss: the benefits of their partnership, the challenges they’ve overcome and suggestions for housing authorities and afterschool providers looking to initiate similar partnerships in their own communities.

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Please be advised that due to technical issues occuring during the recording of the webinar, the audio will begin at the 17:35 minute mark.

 



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Using Social Media as an Advocacy Tool


Thursday, Mar 27, 2014
01:00 PM EST

About this webinar:

We’ve all used Facebook or Twitter to share exciting news, post pictures or comment on trending topics, but have you ever considered using social media for advocacy? With so many people using these platforms, social media can be an effective tool for raising awareness about your afterschool program and building support for its mission. In the third of our series of advocacy-focused webinars sponsored by the Bowne Foundation, one of our Afterschool Ambassadors will share how he generates community support for his programs through social media. We’ll have a conversation about the limitations and advantages of using social media, and we invite you to join us and share your thoughts.

Guest Speakers:

  • Deepmalya Ghosh; Associate Executive Director, Child Center of NY
  • Alexis Steines; Field Outreach Manager, Afterschool Alliance

 



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Engineering & Computing in Afterschool


Thursday, Feb 20, 2014
01:00 PM EST

About this webinar:

We’re celebrating National Engineers Week by highlighting how afterschool programs engage kids in robust engineering learning! We’ve paired the topic of engineering with computing, as both disciplines are subject to workforce concerns. Over the next four years, the number of jobs requiring proficiency in STEM is projected to grow twice as fast as non-STEM fields. Computing and engineering represent a majority of these new STEM jobs, and it is important that students are prepared to take advantage of future opportunities. While afterschool programs represent a promising avenue to offer engineering and computing education, these topics are still relatively new to the afterschool field and can be challenging to implement.

We invite you to join the discussion as we explore the state of computing and engineering within K-12 education, and the role of afterschool as an important ally. We’ll also hear from afterschool leaders that are working to provide quality engineering and/or computing programs to youth in cities from Santa Fe to Baltimore.

Guest Speakers:

  • Andrew Coy; Executive Director, Digital Harbor Foundation
  • Jen Joyce; Director of Professional Development, Techbridge
  • Irene Lee; Principal Investigator, Project GUTS, Santa Fe Institute
  • Melissa Ballard; STEM Research Associate, Afterschool Alliance

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Activating Youth Advocates


Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014
01:00 PM EST

About this webinar:

Youth involvement through input, choice and feedback on afterschool programming is critical. It helps to ensure that programming remains relevant and engaging, helps nurture leadership skills, and offers a platform for youth to assert their voice in a meaningful way. In the second of our series of advocacy-focused webinars sponsored by the Bowne Foundation, we’ve invited a panelist of afterschool leaders to share how they prepare students to be effective program advocates through hands-on training and other youth initiatives.

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Strengthening Afterschool STEM Partnerships


Thursday, Jan 30, 2014
01:00 PM EST

About this webinar:

As interest and momentum grow around STEM programming in afterschool, partnerships have become increasingly important in offering high-quality, hands-on STEM experiences for youth. STEM-rich institutions—like science centers and museums, universities and colleges, businesses and government agencies—offer many resources that can improve the reach and quality of afterschool programs.

In this webinar, guest speakers representing three successful afterschool programs will share their experiences in developing and sustaining partnerships with STEM-rich institutions to improve participant impacts and outcomes. For institutions looking to partner with afterschool programs, the webinar will also include a discussion around the larger needs of the afterschool community and helpful resources that STEM-rich institutions can contribute.

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