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Increasing Investment in Afterschool: The Role of Statewide Afterschool Networks

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


Capitol Hill Forum


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.


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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