Trump Proposal Eliminates Afterschool Funding
President Trump's budget singles out 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) for elimination, potentially affecting more than a million children.
21st Century Community Learning Centers
In Pennsylvania, the 21st Century Community Learning Center initiative is the only federal funding source dedicated exclusively to before and after school and summer learning programs. Investments in 21st CCLC programs are keeping children in high‐poverty, low‐performing schools safe and supported, engaging them in interest‐driven, academically enriching activities, and providing peace of mind to working families. However, the number of Pennsylvania students who would be enrolled in an afterschool program if one were available to them far outweighs the number of students who attend a 21st CCLC program, due in large part to limited federal funding for programs.
2017 Pennsylvania Afterschool Advocacy Day Training
April 12, 2017; 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
This webinar is recommended for those participating in Advocacy Day on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, but is also open to anyone interested in effectively communicating with elected officials.
2017 Pennsylvania Afterschool Advocacy Day
May 10, 2017; 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Pennsylvania State Capitol
Advocates including parents, program providers, youth, faith-based leaders, community and business leaders from across the state will come together to highlight the importance of afterschool programs in our state.