Archive for April, 2007

3 Day Training for Directors

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Effective Management for Afterschool

August 14 through 16, 2007

This 3 day training offered once again by NJSACC will focus on the administrative components of a quality afterschool program. Trainers from the National Institute on Out -of-School Time will conduct the 3 day course. Included will be effective systems to manage fiscal resources and administrative policies, workplace issues, strategies for recruitment and retention, staff development and training, ideas for building a family-responsive program, building a “learning organization,” leadership and management styles, and working collaboratively with schools and communities


Great Resource !

Monday, April 30th, 2007

 While at the the National AfterSchool Association Conference in AZ I met some great  people from the San Diego County Office of Education.They provide technicial assistance to 21st CCLC grantees in CA. 
They have complied a tremendous resource from their grantees of forms that are downloadable. 

Take a look and perhaps some of these forms could be useful in your afterschool programs. Many are in Spanish.



Web Cast

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Join Jump$tart’s Laura Levine and a distinguished panel as they discuss
financial literacy in our nation’s schools.

A live, free, two-hour Web cast from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Financial Literacy & Education Summit 2007, moderated by personal finance
expert Jean Chatzky.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007, 12:00pm – 2:00pm CDT

On May 1, 2007, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (part of the U.S.
Federal Reserve System) and Visa USA will co-host a free, two-hour online
forum that brings together leading educators, policy makers and
representatives from the non-profit and private sectors to discuss whether
or not financial education should be a high school graduation requirement
and to share best practices from around the nation.

The summit will be broadcast live on the Internet and will be available
after the summit online, anytime, for your viewing.

To learn more about the summit and to register to receive your free
streaming video instructions and entrance to the summit viewing page, visit

Panelists scheduled to appear:

Jean Chatzky Personal finance expert and best-selling author

Laura Levine Executive Director, Jump$tart Coalition for Personal
Financial Literacy

Richard W. Riley 6th U. S. Secretary of Education (1993-2001)

Richard Cordray Ohio Treasurer of State

William Seidman Chairman Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

John Hope Bryant Founder of Operation Hope and author of Banking on our

Todd Rokita Indiana Secretary of State

Steven Malin Senior Education Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of
New York

Chauncey Veatch 2002 National Teacher of the Year

Live Internet broadcast schedule:

12:00-1:00pm CDT

Financial Literacy Education Policy:

Is it time for a national framework?

1:00-2:00pm CDT

Financial Literacy Education:

The practice and implementation of financial literacy programs.

William “Bill” Cheeks
Regional Director, Midwest/Eastern States
Jump$tart Coalition ( Jump$tart Coalition
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Saturday, April 28th, 2007

Publicly funded after-school for all?

 That provocative question was just one of the issues raised at a “Public Forum on After-School Programs in New Jersey” convened by Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey on April 24 in Union, NJ.  Moderated by Emmy Award winning Thirteen/WNET (PBS) anchor and author Steve Adubato, the forum included a panel of NJ leaders involved with after-school programs, including Ralph Izzo, chairman and CEO of PSEG and chair of NJ After 3; Connie Ludwin, state director of Boys & Girls Clubs in NJ; Diane Genco, executive director of the New Jersey School Age Care Coalition (NJSACC) ; Greg Tatum, assistant superintendent of the Union Township Board of Education; and Roberta Knowlton, Director of the Office of Schooling Services, NJ Department of Education.  The forum was sponsored by PSE&G, Comcast and Deutsch Communications Group.

 Click here for photos and more information : PUBLIC FORUM 

Science In After School

Friday, April 27th, 2007

The Coalition for Science After School is pleased to announce its latest
report, Science in After-School: A Blueprint for Action.
This report lays out a blueprint for how to build a sustainable system
of after-school science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning opportunities at
a scale that makes a difference for young people, their communities, and the

The Blueprint calls for action in three areas with a charge to:

-Provide engaging and intellectually challenging programs, curricula, and
-Build staff capacity
-Develop appropriate assessment and evaluation measures

The document is available from the CSAS website:
click here to download