The Institute for Youth, Education, and Families has over a decade of experience and knowledge working with cities and municipal leaders to help strengthen local efforts to create, expand and improve afterschool opportunities and build coordinated citywide afterschool systems.
“Where do I begin? How do I get started?” are common questions we hear from municipal officials interested in bolstering afterschool learning opportunities in their communities.
Building an effective citywide afterschool data system requires a broadly collaborative effort usually between city government, the local school district(s), and community-based organizations to create a system that is fully responsive to the needs of its children.
Leadership and engagement from local elected officials can transform how communities respond to the afterschool needs of children and youth.
Local elected officials have a number of opportunities at their disposal to strengthen partnerships and build public will to support afterschool.
Find resources to coordinate afterschool and summer learning programs across your city to more efficiently leverage resources, ensure program quality and sustainability of programs.
With support from the Walmart Foundation, we are working with the Food Research and Action Center to help cities reduce child hunger and supplement current funding for afterschool and summer programs.