New York

Afterschool programs in New York keep kids safe, inspire learning, and give working parents peace of mind. Kids discover who they are and what they love to do, make smart choices, and avoid risky behaviors.

21st Century Community Learning Centers are the only federally funded before-school, afterschool, and summer learning programs.
President Trump's proposed FY2021 budget eliminates it.
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FY 2020


of kids enrolled in New York afterschool attend a 21st CCLC program


in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide


FY 2021


kids served in New York


to New York

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.

New York 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 New York'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 New York

New Data: From a Time of Risk to a Time of Opportunity

A report by Fight Crime: Invest in Kids finds that afterschool programs play a vital role in turning the hours between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. into a time of opportunity for our young people, with the 70% drop in juvenile crime corresponding with the rise in availability of afterschool opportunities across the country.

Learn what the peak time for juvenile crime is in New York, as well as how when schools are closed but many parents are still on the job, afterschool programs are keeping kids safe, inspiring them to learn, and giving working parents peace of mind.Download the fact sheet for New York

Download the fact sheet for New York

The National Center for Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) in the Office of Child Care offers state level fact sheets on school-age child care funded through the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG). Click to view the information for New York.

New York Contacts


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

Kelly Sturgis
New York State Network for Youth Success!
415 River St. 2nd Floor
Troy, NY 12180

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Caroline Merenda
33 Laureldale Drive
Pittsford, NY, NY 14534
(585) 381-5013

Ambassador Emeritus
Deepmalya Ghosh
The Child Center of NY
118-35 Queens Boulevard, 6th Floor
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 651-7770

Ambassador Emeritus
Liz Hopfan
Free Arts NYC
1431 Broadway 7th Floor
New York, NY 10018
(212) 974-9092 x206

Ambassador Emeritus
Neha Gautam
Global Kids, Inc
137 25th Street
New York, NY 10010
(212) 226-0130

Ambassador Emeritus
Good Shepherd Services
692 Blake Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11207
(917) 755-6193

Ambassador Emeritus
Megan Demarkis
Harlem RBI
333 E 100th Street
NY, NY 10029
(212) 722-1608

Ambassador Emeritus
Marcel Braithwaite
Police Athletic League, Inc.
34 1/2 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 477-9450 x394

Ambassador Emeritus
Patrick Pinchinat
Queens Community House
108-25 62nd Drive
Forest Hills, NY 11375
718-591-6060 Ext.429

Ambassador Emeritus
Esther Grant-Walker
Stanley. M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center
1792 First Avenue
New York, NY 10128
(212) 360-7625 x212

Ambassador Emeritus
940 Garrison Avenue
Bronx, NY 10474
(718) 542-4139 x138

Ambassador Emeritus
White Plains Youth Bureau After School Connection
11 Amherst Place
White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 422-1378

Ambassador Emeritus
YMCA of Greater New York
2860 Bailey Ave. #7K
Bronx, NY 10463
(212) 912-2640

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 Brian Higgins (D-NY)

Rep Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)

Rep Greg Meeks (D-NY)

Rep Jose Serrano (D-NY)

Rep Nita Lowey (D-NY)

Sen Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

Sen Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

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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