New Jersey School-Age Care Coalition - the Network for New Jersey's Afterschool Communities

New Jersey's Afterschool Network

As NJ's Statewide Afterschool Network, NJSACC works to build lasting public support for quality afterschool programs across New Jersey. Led by a public-private partnership, the network builds public awareness and support; offers guidance for parents, providers and advocates; strengthens relationships with policymakers, funders, practitioners and parents, and shares best practices in the field..

Vision and Goals

Our vision:

  • All children will have access to affordable, high quality afterschool programs that promote their intellectual, social, emotional and physical development
  • All communities will have safe, enriching and supportive environments for children after school

Our goals:

  • Expand access to afterschool programs
  • Improve the quality of afterschool programs
  • Build public and private and political support for affordable, high quality afterschool programs
Statewide Afterschool Networks

We are proud to be a member of the National Network of Statewide Afterschool Networks funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. Across the nation, afterschool networks are working to achieve the following goals:

  • Create a sustainable structure of statewide, regional and local partnerships, particularly school-community partnerships, focused on supporting policy development at all levels.
  • Support the development and growth of statewide policies that will secure the resources that are needed to sustain new and existing afterschool programs.
  • Support statewide systems to ensure programs are of high quality.

From more information about NJAN, contact Lee McDermott Schaefer, Policy Director at 908-789-0259 or email Lee.


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