Afterschool programs in Connecticut keep kids safe, boost student success, and help parents keep their jobs. Kids achieve more, productivity goes up, and risky behaviors go down.

Connecticut parents strongly support afterschool:


support public funding for afterschool


say afterschool helps them keep their jobs


say afterschool excites kids about learning


say afterschool reduces the likelihood that kids will engage in risky behavior

The need for programs far exceeds the funding available.

Among Connecticut's K-12 students:


are enrolled in afterschool


are waiting for an available program


are alone and unsupervised after school

Learn more about afterschool in Connecticut

21st Century Community Learning Centers are the only federally funded before-school, afterschool, and summer learning programs.


FY 2019


of kids enrolled in Connecticut afterschool attend a 21st CCLC program


in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

Learn more about 21st Century Community Learning Centers

* This figure is an Afterschool Alliance calculation based on the state-allocated 21st CCLC funding and a program cost of $1,000 per child. The program cost per child is an Afterschool Alliance estimation based on the Department of Education's per-student expenditures for: (1) all students attending 21st CCLC programs and (2) students who regularly attend 21st CCLC programs.

Connecticut Contacts


The statewide afterschool network is working to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.

Michelle Doucette-Cunningham
Connecticut After School Network
12 Melrose Avenue
Branford, CT 06405

AMBASSADORS work to ensure that all kids have access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs.

Ambassador Emeritus
Arline Linger
Colchester Alternative School-Age Total Learning Experience (CASTLE)
396 Halls Hill Rd
Colchester, CT 06415-1452
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Mark Fopeano
Dwight Hall at Yale
P.O. Box 209008 67 High Street
New Haven, CT 6520
(203) 432-2446
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Mystic Seaport
75 Greenmanville Avenue
Mystic, CT 6355
(888) 973-2767
Send email

Ambassador Emeritus
Bill Stover
Windham Public School District
322 Prospect St
Willimantic, CT 06226-2208
860 465 2546
Send email

Since 2005, members of the Afterschool Caucus in both the Senate and the House of Representatives have been building support and resources for quality afterschool programs.

Caucus members in your state:

Rep Joe Courtney (D-CT)

Rep Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)

Rep John Larson (D-CT)

For the past 7 years, the Afterschool Alliance has been a proud sponsor organization for national AmeriCorps VISTA projects, supporting State Afterschool Networks and STEM Ecosystems to increase the access to and quality of enrichment opportunities for youth.

Currently there are no Afterschool VISTA locations in your state.


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