The Afterschool  Alliance is a vital part of building the field of afterschool.

The filed that you are a part of as a professional.
You may not be employed in a  21st CCLC funded program now- but as you move about and make job changes ,
there is a strong possibility you may be directly involved in  a program.

Advoacate for all afterschool-you are building the  field and your profession.

Diane Genco

Great Year-End News:
Congress has awarded 21st CCLC a $35 million increase for 2010!

It has been quite a year for the afterschool field.  While we have received more attention than ever, we have also seen many programs — and the children and families they serve — hurt tremendously by the recession.  Here at the Afterschool Alliance, we’ve worked hard to represent you and to keep afterschool at the forefront of policy discussions.  We’ve released groundbreaking new research, helped the field access funding available in the economic stimulus package, held our 8th annual Afterschool for All Challenge, celebrated our biggest Lights On Afterschool season ever and generated extensive media coverage of afterschool.  This work could not be more important — children and families continue to struggle, and afterschool programs are being forced to increase fees, reduce staffing, or cut services and hours to cope with budget losses.

The road ahead likely contains even more ups and downs.  As we prepare for 2010, we promise to redouble our efforts to support afterschool programs and the children and families that depend on them.

We hope that you will consider making a year-end gift to the Afterschool Alliance. Any amount you can provide is greatly appreciated.  All funds raised will go toward ensuring that all America’s children have access to quality, affordable afterschool programs.

Thank you again for considering a year-end gift that will help keep kids safe, supervised and learning in the New Year.

The Afterschool Alliance Team: Jodi, Jen, Alice, Erik, Rivka, Shaun, Marie, Chris, Susan, Allison, Frank, Ashley, Lorena & Ursula

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