AFTERSCHOOL ALLIANCE

Afterschool programs keep kids safe, inspire them to learn and help working families. For every child in a program, two are waiting to get in. We're working to change that.

Washington, DC   |  www.afterschoolalliance.org

Mission

The Afterschool Alliance is a nonprofit public awareness and advocacy organization working to ensure that all children and youth have access to quality afterschool programs. It seeks to: - Engage public will and increase public and private investment in quality afterschool program initiatives at the national, state, and local levels. - Serve as an information source on afterschool programs and resources.  - Encourage the development of local, state and national afterschool constituencies and systems.  - Communicate the impact of afterschool programs on children, families and communities.

Ruling year info

2001

Executive Director

Mrs. Jodi Grant

Main address

1101 14th St., NW Suite 700

Washington, DC 20005 USA

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EIN

52-2275123

NTEE code info

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Afterschool programs keep kids safe, inspire them to learn, and give working parents peace of mind. They help children learn, grow, and reach their full potential, offering new learning opportunities that help students do better in school and in life. Children in afterschool programs attend school more often, get better grades, and are more likely to graduate. They are less likely to use drugs or alcohol. But too many children are missing out. For every child in a program, two are waiting to get in. Nationwide, 11.3 million children are on their own after school. The Afterschool Alliance is working to ensure that all children, regardless of income or geographic area, have access to quality afterschool programs. Our efforts are aimed at securing resources to expand programming and help programs be the best they can be. We focus foremost on underserved and disadvantaged children and communities.

Our programs

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Afterschool Alliance Programs

As the national organizing body and voice of the afterschool field, the Afterschool Alliance works at the National, State and local level by engaging in the following efforts: research and policy analysis; public awareness and media outreach; technical assistance; and opinion leader and policy maker education.

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Afterschool Alliance is working to ensure every child has access to a quality, affordable afterschool program. Toward this goal, we aim to:
• Be an effective voice for afterschool in efforts to expand quality affordable afterschool and summer programs
• Serve as an information source on afterschool programs and resources
• Encourage the development of local, state, and national afterschool constituencies and systems
• Communicate the impact of afterschool programs on children, families, and communities

To expand support for quality afterschool programs, the Afterschool Alliance utilizes these strategies:
• Research & Publications: Covering topics such as STEM learning, best practices, and youth outcomes. Our America After 3PM report is the most comprehensive data available on youth in the afterschool hours.
• Policy & Advocacy: Educating policymakers about the value of afterschool and summer learning opportunities. Convening parents, youth, and afterschool leaders annually for trainings and meetings with members of Congress.
• Communications: Generating thousands of positive stories on afterschool every year reaching tens of millions. Growing an active online presence, boasting 34k+ social media followers.
• Field-Building: Providing resources on topics above with 25k afterschool programs; providing technical assistance to 50 state afterschool networks; helping 8k programs gain recognition during Lights On Afterschool; placing AmeriCorps VISTAs in communities to advance afterschool.

The Afterschool Alliance is a public resource and voice for afterschool, supporting 25,000 programs and 50 State Afterschool Networks. We work with agencies and organizations at the national, state, and local levels to expand afterschool resources and educate the public on afterschool issues. Our America After 3PM provides the most comprehensive data on how kids spend the hours after school. With initiatives in STEM, health and wellness, social-emotional learning, AmeriCorps VISTA, and a local leadership program, we help inform national policy and build the capacity of local programs through toolkits, webinars, issue briefs, and more.

For the past 2 years federal funding for afterschool was targeted for elimination. We used strategic communications and rallied supporters to help educate leaders about the value of these programs. In the end, Congress kept the funding intact and increased it, ensuring that 1.7M kids have a safe, engaging place to go after school.

Our key accomplishments:
• Sustain and expand investments in afterschool, helping increase the number and quality of programs
• Hold Lights On Afterschool, an annual celebration of afterschool programs attracting 1M Americans to more than 8k events nationwide
• Produce America After 3PM, the definitive survey of where kids spend the after school hours
• Bring afterschool leaders, including Afterschool Ambassadors, to D.C. for trainings and meetings on Capitol Hill

To ensure quality and affordable afterschool programs thrive, we will deepen public awareness of how afterschool programs help young people succeed in school, career, and life:
• Building awareness of social-emotional, STEM, and work-readiness skills developed in afterschool
• Highlighting model programs and best practices
• Launching new research that makes the case for afterschool
• Engaging new voices and allies in support of afterschool
• Coaching Youth Ambassadors and giving them opportunities to share their stories

Financials

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AFTERSCHOOL ALLIANCE

Board of directors
as of 9/18/2019
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Board chair

Mr. Terry Peterson

Senior Fellow, Richard Riley Institute at Furman University and College of Charleston

Dr. Lucy Friedman

President, The After-School Corporation

The Honorable David Cicilline

Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives

Reinaldo Llano

Founder, Dynamic Social Responsibility

Lisa Lucheta

Principal, Torani/R. Torre & Co.

Gilbert Moreno

Independent Consultant

Herb Sturz

Senior Advisor, Open Society Foundations

Stacey Gillis Weber

No Affiliation

The Honorable Karl Dean

Mayor of City of Nashville

Barry Ford

Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Council for A Strong America

Jean Smith

S.V.P. of Public Affairs & Administration, Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids & Family Group

John Danielson

Chairman and Managing Director, Chartwell Hamilton Group, LLC

Heather Nesle

President, New York Life Foundation

Ray Sanborn

Kama’aina Kids

Marcus Goodwin

No affiliation

Tim Hwang

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes