Archive for July, 2009

Support Rural Communities

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Dear Afterschool Supporter,

Rural communities face many unique challenges when it comes to care for their children, from transportation to lack of community resources to hunger. Afterschool programs are uniquely positioned to take on these challenges, offering a safe, enriching place, meals and caring adults.

That’s why the Afterschool Alliance, along with more than 78 local, state and national organizations, is working with Congress to create a funding stream specifically for afterschool programs in rural communities.
Email your Members of Congress TODAY and tell them to support the Investment in Rural Afterschool Programs Act.

Sponsored by Senators Blanche Lincoln (D-AR,) Mark Begich (D-AK,) Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Al Franken (D-MN) in the U.S. Senate, and Representatives Phil Hare (D-IL) and Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) in the House of Representative, the Investment in Rural Afterschool Programs Act will help establish and improve quality rural afterschool programs by creating a pot of funding specifically for afterschool programs in rural communities.

Email your Senators and Representatives now to ensure that young people in rural communities have access to the quality, affordable afterschool programs they deserve.

It takes 30 seconds! Just click on link below and cut and paste your message!
CLICK HERE TO SEND MESSAGE

The Afterschool Alliance Team

Effective Management Training last day to Register is August 3rd

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Effective Management Training

Register by August 3rd, 2009!

Training is August 11th, 12th and 13th, 2009

Once again NJSACC is bringing the National Institute on Out-of-School Time from Wellesley, MA to New Jersey.

Funding in part provided by New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development as part of a Federal CCDF Block Grant Earmark and the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by No Child Left Behind, Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grant funds awarded to the New Jersey Department of Education.

When: Tuesday 8/11th, Wednesday 8/12th, & Thursday 8/13th
9:00am-3:00pm

Where: First Baptist Church of Westfield,
170 Elm Street, Westfield, NJ 07090

Public Transit: 5 minute walk from Westfield, NJ Transit stop on Raritan Valley line.

Cost: $175 which includes continental breakfast, lunch and materials

Hotel Info: http://www.boylehotels.com/bwwi-index.asp
Hotel fees are NOT included in registration fee.

Westfield, NJ Info: http://westfieldtoday.com/

Who should attend?

• New to the field Directors
• Experienced Directors
• Afterschool Coordinators
• 21st CCLC Project Directors
• Evaluators of afterschool programs


What:

This training will focus on the administrative components of a quality afterschool program. Included will be effective systems to manage fiscal resources and administrative policies, evaluation and outcomes, 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.

About the presenters:


The presenters for this session work with the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST ). For more than two decades, NIOST has been the national leader in providing highly interactive, research based training for directors and staff, school administrators, community leaders, and others committed to providing high quality afterschool programs for children and youth.

Ellen Clippinger, MS Ed :

is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of AYS, Inc., a not-for-profit youth-serving agency operating over 50 programs in a four-county area in the Indianapolis community. Ellen has been instrumental in piloting various types of programs to meet the needs of working parents-early childhood programs housed in school settings, wrap-around kindergarten programs within the school, as well as winter and spring breaks and summer camps. A summer camp devoted to arts education with a culminating final performance by the children and youth from the camp is now in its fifth season.

Molly McNally-Dunn:


has been an advocate for the school-age child for thirty years. This passion began professionally as an elementary teacher in Massachusetts and in New York. She then journeyed to early childhood care and education as a nutrition consultant to family child care providers and a teacher for pre-licensing of family child care homes in Colorado. She has worked in both the private and public sectors and currently administers fourteen school-based school-age care programs for Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colorado


Presented in partnership with NJSACC

Questions:
Please call NJSACC at 908-789-0259 with any questions. Registration form below.

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Effective Management for Afterschool

Registration Form

Participants must attend each day: Tue/Wed/Thu 8/11-8/13/09

Name: _________________________________________________________
(Last) (First) (M.I.)
Address: ___________________________________________(#)
City_________________________________State:___________________Zip____
Phone (Home): ________________________________ (Work): _______________

E-mail Address: ______________________________

Program Name:__________________________________________________________

Program Address: _______________________________________________________

Method of Payment: ( ) Check/Money Order ( ) Visa ( ) MasterCard ( ) P.O. – Please Attach Copy

Charge Card Account # __________/__________/__________/___________
Expiration Date _____/______

Signature/Name on Card __________________________________________

Zip Code attached to Credit Card ___________ Amount Paid ___________

Are you a 21st CCLC Grantee? Yes___ No___

Registration Information:
• Registration is limited
• Registrations must be received by August 3rd, 2009.
• Cancellations must be made by August 3rd, 2009.
• No refunds will be given after August 13th, 2009 however, substitutions may be made at any time.


FAX Complete the registration form and fax it to our secure fax line at
908 -789-4237.
MAIL Complete the registration form and mail it to:
NJSACC, 231 North Avenue West #363, Westfield, NJ 07090
Enclose a check or money order for the appropriate amount, made payable to NJSACC.
We also accept purchase orders.

Think About It!

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Apply to Become a NJSACC Afterschool Ambassador!

NJSACC: The Network for New Jersey’s Afterschool Communities is announcing its’  initiative to connect Afterschool professionals throughout New Jersey.

NJSACC
is inviting you to become a part of the Afterschool Ambassadors Program.

The NJSACC Afterschool Ambassadors is a select group of leaders in New Jersey’s Afterschool communities who Volunteer
to serve as a  voice  to support Afterschool .

Afterschool Ambassadors assist NJSACC to connect afterschool professionals, via a Countywide Network.
Afterschool Ambassadors are located in each of New Jerseys 21 Counties and will further NJSACC’s mission to :

  • develop public awareness of Afterschool issues
  • build a strong network for Afterschool program professionals in NJ
  • to establish professional development opportunities in every New Jersey County


NJSACC  Afterschool Ambassadors
are located in each of New Jerseys 21 Counties.
Being a NJSACC  Afterschool Ambassador is a Two (2) year volunteer commitment beginning in October 2009-October 2011.

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE AND HOW TO APPLY TODAY!
Be a part of this exciting professional opportunity in New Jersey.

For questions, please contact Sarah Cruz at  sarahbcruz@njsacc.org

NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE STIMULUS BILL: CONFERENCE CALL

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE STIMULUS BILL:

CONFERENCE CALL On Thursday. July 30th

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) includes new opportunities for afterschool.
The US Department of Education explicitly cites afterschool as one of the suggested activities for schools to
improve education for at-risk youth and help close the achievement gap.
Find out what this means for afterschool programs in NJ.

NJSACC will host a conference call on July 30, 2009,  from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

New Jersey Department of Education officials will discuss the permitted uses of  No Child Left Behind -Title I and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) AARA funds and the school district application process.

NJSACC staff will discuss ways afterschool organizations can work with local schools and school districts to apply for the funding.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE CALL

NJSACC: The Network for New Jersey’s Afterschool Communities

Apply to Become a NJSACC Afterschool Ambassador!

Monday, July 20th, 2009

NJSACC: The Network for New Jersey’s Afterschool Communities is announcing its’  initiative to connect Afterschool professionals throughout New Jersey.

NJSACC
is inviting you to become a part of the Afterschool Ambassadors Program.

The NJSACC Afterschool Ambassadors is a select group of leaders in New Jersey’s Afterschool communities who Volunteer
to serve as a  voice  to support Afterschool .

Afterschool Ambassadors assist NJSACC to connect afterschool professionals, via a Countywide Network.
Afterschool Ambassadors are located in each of New Jerseys 21 Counties and will further NJSACC’s mission to :

  • develop public awareness of Afterschool issues
  • build a strong network for Afterschool program professionals in NJ
  • to establish professional development opportunities in every New Jersey County


NJSACC  Afterschool Ambassadors
are located in each of New Jerseys 21 Counties.
Being a NJSACC  Afterschool Ambassador is a Two (2) year volunteer commitment beginning in October 2009-October 2011.

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE AND HOW TO APPLY TODAY!
Be a part of this exciting professional opportunity in New Jersey.

For questions, please contact Sarah Cruz at  sarahbcruz@njsacc.org