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Created on Friday, 23 June 2017 10:35

Afterschool Showcase: A Bevy of Afterschool Winners

This year, many afterschool legislator winners were named by the Afterschool Alliance. Afterschool Champions included Senators. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Representatives Bobby Scott (D-Va.)

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Created on Friday, 23 June 2017 10:35

2017 Afterschool for All Challenge Facts

  • More than 200 people attended from 45 states
  • Advocates participated in 200 meetings with members of Congress and their staff
  • Afterschool STEM advocates met with officials from the Office of Management and the Budget,
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Created on Friday, 23 June 2017 10:34

Inside and Outside the Classroom, Afterschool Programs Work: Another View

PennLive Op-Ed, June 7, 2017
The President's 2018 fiscal budget eliminates federal funding for afterschool programs, saying there is

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Created on Friday, 23 June 2017 10:33

Philadelphia Eagles Swoop in for Annual ASAP Chess Tournament

On May 23, more than 200 of Philadelphia's best and brightest chess players huddled up for the 14th Annual

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2017-20 Cohort 9 RFA

Important Dates
• Letter of intent due: May 4, 2017
• Applications due: May 26, 2017
• Grant period: October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2020

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant is a competitive grant that provides federal funding to establish community learning centers that provide academic, artistic and cultural enrichment opportunities for students and their families. These opportunities must occur during non-school hours or periods when school is not in session to help students attending high-poverty and low-performing schools to meet state and local standards in core academic subjects. Centers must also offer students a broad array of activities that can complement their regular academic programs, to offer literacy and other educational services to their families.