After-School Programs

21st Century Community Learning Centers
Congress established the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program to award grants to rural and inner-city public schools, or consortia of such schools. The goal of which is to enable these schools to plan, implement, or expand projects that benefit the educational, health, social services, cultural and recreational needs of the community. School grants? may be used to plan, implement, or expand community learning centers.

Afterschool Alliance
Children with no place to go after school are at? risk of doing poorly in school, being victims of crime, or participating in a host of anti-social activities.? The Alliance was created to activate public awareness and promote advocacy work.
At this site you find federal resources that support children and youth during out-of-school hours.

Bringing Education to After-School Programs, Summer 1999
The Office of Educational Research and Improvement of the U.S. Department of Education
prints a booklet for schools which contains ideas on how they can use their after-school programs in creative and effective ways to promote student achievement and still meet the needs of their students and their parents.

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
The mission of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation is: to support efforts that promote a just, equitable and sustainable society. Find out what they have to offer.

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
The Kauffman Foundation's (a private foundation that works toward the vision of self-sufficient people in healthy communities) work is focused on two areas: Youth Development and Entrepreneurial Leadership. Visit their website to learn more.

The Finance Project?
The Finance Project develops and disseminates information, knowledge, tools, and technical assistance for improved policies, programs, and financing strategies.

National Center for Community Education
Leadership development, training and technical assistance aimed at community and educational change involving the community schools.

National After School Association (NAA)
The association's mission is to be the leading voice in the after school profession. Visit this site to stay on top of current after school program information.