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Increasing Investment in Afterschool: The Role of Statewide Afterschool Networks

09/28/2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Category

Capitol Hill Forum

Description

10:00AM – Registration with coffee available

10:30AM – Noon – Program  

This forum will highlight the work of the Statewide Afterschool Networks (SANs) in increasing the investment in afterschool, summer, and expanded learning programs. Statewide afterschool networks provide a structure for bringing together key decision makers interested in improving outcomes for children and youth through school-based and school-linked afterschool programs. In a conversation with three SAN leaders, we will hear how they helped build public will and increased advocacy efforts; participated in collective impact initiatives; improved the use of existing dollars and expanded funding; improved quality; and expanded access and equity in afterschool.

Speakers:

Jeff Cole, Network Lead, Beyond School Bells, Nebraska Children and Families Foundation

Michelle Doucette Cunningham, Executive Director, Connecticut After School Network

Joe Davis, Executive Director, Florida Afterschool Network

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