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Afterschool Alliance Press Room

[Press Contacts: Gretchen Wright, Lisa Lederer, Matthew Freeman, or Luci Manning 202/371-1999].

Jul 17, 2014 More Parents Report Enrolling Children in Summer Learning Sneak Peek at Forthcoming Afterschool Study

Jun 23, 2014 Afterschool Alliance Awards Mini-Grants to Support Digital Badges in Five States State Afterschool Networks to Pilot Badge Systems in MD, MI, OH, OR and RI, Partnering with Local Afterschool Programs

Jun 4, 2014 Past CEO of Florida Afterschool Network Larry Pintacuda Named to Afterschool Alliance Board of Directors Pintacuda a Longtime Champion of Children's Services, Afterschool Programs

Jun 4, 2014 Former California Secretary of Education Bonnie Reiss Joins Afterschool Alliance Board of Directors Reiss Has Long History as Champion of Afterschool Programs

May 22, 2014 University of California-Irvine’s Vandell Receives National 'Afterschool for All'Champion Award in Washington, D.C. Judge Glenda Hatchett Leads National Day of Advocacy for Afterschool; Legislators and Education Leaders from Ten States Honored; MetLife Recognizes Five Exemplary Afterschool Programs

Read individual news releases for all Afterschool for All Champions honored

May 22, 2014 Afterschool Programs in Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Providence Recognized for Innovation by MetLife Foundation Winning Programs Focus On Debate, Special Needs Students, At-Risk Youth, Wrap-Around Services, Violence Intervention

Read individual news releases for all 2014 MetLife Foundation Afterschool Innovator Awards

May 19, 2014 State Legislators and Education Leaders From Across Country to Be Honored at 2014 "Breakfast of Champions," Featuring Children’s Advocate Judge Glenda Hatchett

March 6, 2014 Afterschool Alliance STEM Expert Chosen for Prestigious Fellowship Krishnamurthi Is First Afterschool Leader Chosen for Noyce Leadership Institute Program

Feb 26, 2014 Nation’s Leading Afterschool Advocacy Organization Lauds Kildee’s Introduction of ‘Afterschool for America’s Children Act’

Feb 19, 2014 New White Paper Highlights Research on Afterschool Best Practices; Draws Links to Exemplary Programs Across the Nation

Jan 28, 2014 Q&A on Afterschool and the Common Core

Jan 21, 2014 Nation’s Leading Afterschool Advocate Lauds Gov. Cuomo’s Education Priorities Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

Jan 17, 2014 Afterschool Leader Praises FY2014 Budget, Lauds Congress for “Prioritizing Children and Working Families” Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

Dec 9, 2013 Afterschool Program Photo Contest Winners Announced Orlando Program Takes First Prize, Runners-Up in New York City; Concord, North Carolina; Logan, Utah

Nov 12, 2013 Please Join Us for a Congressional Briefing Ensuring That Tomorrow's Leaders are Strong, Smart, and Bold: The Importance of All-Girls' Afterschool Programming

Nov 11, 2013 Help Your Local Afterschool Program Win a Prize! Bright House Networks Afterschool Facebook Photo Contest Open for Voting

Oct 29, 2013 Governor Schwarzenegger to Join 'Lights On Afterschool' in D.C. Tomorrow

Oct 18, 2013 One Million Parents, Students, and Community, State and National Leaders Rally Today to Keep the Lights on After School Fourteenth Annual Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Includes More than 8,000 Events

Oct 15, 2013 Millions to Rally for Afterschool Programs This Week During 14th Annual Lights On Afterschool

Oct 15, 2013 Northwestern University's Science Club and Santa Fe-Based Computer Science Afterschool Program Receive National Awards for Engaging Middle School Students in Science and Math Winners Announced During Nationwide Rally for Afterschool, Each Awarded $10,000

Oct 7, 2013 Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago's Science Club Receives National Award for Engaging Middle School Students in Science and Math Science Club is One of Only Two Programs Nationwide to Receive $10,000 Award

Oct 3, 2013 Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago's Science Club to Receive National Award for Engaging Middle School Students in Science and Math Award to be Presented During Lights On Afterschool Open House

Oct 3, 2013 Science Museums, Cable Networks, Dance Programs Among Diverse Organizations Supporting 14th Annual Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Lights On Afterschool Partners Reflect Diverse Afterschool Activities

Sept 27, 2013 Afterschool Is What You Make of It Student's Artwork is Displayed on Limited-Edition Beverage Label

Sept 26, 2013 Farmington Eleven-Year-Old Wins National Student Art Contest First DC Metro Maker Faire to be Held in Support of Nationwide Rally for Afterschool

Sept 26, 2013 The Warm Glow of Afterschool Empire State Building Will Be Lit in Yellow as Part of Nationwide Rally for Afterschool on October 17

Sept 25, 2013 Avon Lake Eight-Year-Old Wins National Student Art Contest Student's Artwork is Displayed on Limited-Edition Beverage Label

Sept 23, 2013 Farmington, NM to Celebrate Award-Winning Young Artist Local Winner of National Student Art Contest To be Honored by Major Beverage Company on Thursday

Sept 19, 2013 Avon Lake, OH to Celebrate Award-Winning Young Artist Local Winner of National Student Art Contest To be Honored by Major Beverage Company on Wednesday

Sept 19, 2013 Afterschool Programs Across Country to Celebrate 4-H National Youth Science Day as Part of Lights On Afterschool!

Sept 12, 2013 Brooklyn Middle School Student Wins National ‘Lights On Afterschool’ Poster Contest

Sept 5, 2013 October 17 Will Mark 14th Annual Lights On Afterschool! Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Will Bring Together Parents, Students, Educators, Policy Makers and Others

Jul 18, 2013 CSAS Departs After Making Tremendous Progress on STEM and Afterschool Statement of Afterschool Alliance Executive Director Jodi Grant

Jul 13, 2013 New Issue Brief: Afterschool and Summer Learning Programs Can Help African-American and Latino Students Succeed Despite Data Demonstrating the Many Ways Afterschool and Summer Programs Serve Minority Communities, Unmet Demand for Programs Remains High

Jul 9, 2013 Senate Afterschool Caucus Highlights Contributions of Quality Rural Afterschool and Summer Learning Programs Briefing Will Explore Strategies for Student Engagement, Community Development and Family Support

Jul 8, 2013 Department of Education Q/A Contains Misleading Language; More Likely to Confuse than Clarify on How 21st CCLC Funds Can Be Used Statement of Afterschool Alliance Executive Director Jodi Grant

Jun 17, 2013 Afterschool Alliance, Association of Science & Technology Centers Form Partnership to Foster Local STEM Collaborations

Apr 12, 2013 President's Budget Offers Good and Bad News for Afterschool Programs; Time for the Administration to be Candid About Its Plans for Afterschool Programs Statement of Afterschool Alliance Executive Director Jodi Grant

Apr 8, 2013 ’Afterschool in Action’ Compendium Highlights Innovative Programs, Strategies Publication Spotlights Breakthrough Approaches Pioneered by MetLife Foundation Afterschool Innovator Award Winners

Mar 5, 2013 Nation's Leading Afterschool Advocate Applauds Boxer-Murkowski-Murray 'Afterschool for America's Children Act' Releases Sign-On Letter from More than 140 National, State & Local Organizations Supporting S.326

Feb 7, 2013 Coach of Championship Afterschool Chess Team Honored in Nation's Capital for Dedication to Kids, Education and Afterschool Programs Educators, Parents, Afterschool Leaders Come Together to Urge Congress to Increase Funding for Afterschool Programs at 12th Annual Afterschool for All Challenge

Read individual news releases for all Afterschool for All Champions honored.

Feb 4, 2013 Foundation Leaders, State Legislators and Education Leaders to Be Honored for Championing Afterschool 2013 "Breakfast of Champions" to Feature Middle School Assistant Principal and Afterschool Chess Coach from Award-Winning Documentary "Brooklyn Castle"

Jan 23, 2013 New Study Helps Define Afterschool Programs' Role in STEM Education Consensus Among Afterschool Providers and Experts Reflects Afterschool Community’s Judgment on Its Niche in Educating Tomorrow’s STEM Workforce

Nov 30, 2012 Bright House Networks and Afterschool Alliance Announce National Lights On Afterschool Photo Contest Winners Brandon and Plant City, Florida Residents Among Honorees

Oct 23, 2012 Washington D.C. Afterschool Program Wins National Award for Innovation from MetLife Foundation Program Recognized for Innovation in Parent Engagement

Oct 22, 2012 Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price Joins Board of Afterschool Alliance One of Two Big-City Mayors to Join Leading Afterschool Organization

Oct 22, 2012 Nashville Mayor Karl Dean Joins Board of Afterschool Alliance One of Two Big-City Mayors to Join Leading Afterschool Organization

Oct 19, 2012 Milwaukee Afterschool Program Wins National Award for Innovation from MetLife Foundation Program Recognized for Innovation in Music Education

Oct 18, 2012 Afterschool Programs in California, Idaho, Michigan, Wisconsin, Washington, D.C. Recognized for Innovation by MetLife Foundation Winning Programs Focus On Arts, Digital Learning, School Improvement and Parental Involvement to Boost Student Success

Oct 18, 2012 Lansing Afterschool Program Wins National Award for Innovation from MetLife Foundation Program Recognized for Innovation in Digital Learning

Oct 18, 2012 Thirteen Years of Keeping the Lights On Afterschool One Million Parents, Educators, Students, Policy Makers and Others Call on Congress Not to Deny or Divert Afterschool Funds

Oct 18, 2012 Parma Afterschool Program Wins National Award for Innovation from MetLife Foundation Program Recognized for Innovation in Middle School Improvement

Oct 18, 2012 Santa Ana Afterschool Program Wins National Award for Innovation from MetLife Foundation Program Recognized for Innovation in Dance Education and Mentoring

Oct 17, 2012 A Million People Expected to Rally This Week to Keep the Lights On Afterschool 13th Annual Rally for Afterschool to Feature Screenings of Award-Winning Documentary on Brooklyn Afterschool Program, Much More

Oct 16, 2012 Award-Winning Chess Documentary Featured at Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Film about Afterschool Chess Team Is Being Screened at Select Lights On Afterschool Events

Oct 12, 2012 Lights On Facebook! Afterschool Alliance and Bright House Networks Announce Lights On Afterschool Photo Contest

Oct 10, 2012 Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Shines a Light on Importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Lights On Afterschool Events Showcase Ways Programs Teach Math and Sciences

Sept 27, 2012 Broad Spectrum of Groups Supporting 13th Annual Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Represent the Diversity of Program Offerings Science, Arts, Library, Physical Fitness, Education and Governors' Organizations Are Among Lights On Afterschool Partners

Sept 27, 2012 Afterschool Alliance Names 12 Afterschool Leaders to 2012-2013 Class of 'Afterschool Ambassadors' Afterschool Providers and Advocates from a Dozen States Will Work to Expand Afterschool

Click here to read individual news releases for 2012-2013 Afterschool Ambassadors

Sept 25, 2012 Pasadena, Texas Student is the Artist Behind the 2012 Lights On Afterschool Poster Fifteen-Year-Old Communities In Schools-ACE Student Created Winning Poster Being Used Nationwide

Sept 25, 2012 Torani Chooses Winners in National Student Art Contest California and New Hampshire Students' Artwork Displayed on Limited-Edition Beverage Labels

Sept 25, 2012 Bristol, New Hampshire Teen Wins National Student Art Contest Teen's Artwork is Displayed on Limited-Edition Beverage Label

Sept 21, 2012 Bristol, NH to Celebrate Award-Winning Young Artist Local Winner of National Student Art Contest To be Honored by Major Beverage Company on Tuesday

Sept 18, 2012 Collaboration in Afterschool = Engagement in Learning Briefing Will Explore How Afterschool and Community Partnerships Support Student Success

Sept 18, 2012 Afterschool Meal Programs Feed Hungry Children, Help Schools

Sept 13, 2012 The Empire State Building: Five Years of Lighting Up for Afterschool New York City Landmark Will Be Lit in Yellow in Support of Afterschool Programs on October 18

Sept 6, 2012 As 13th Annual Lights On Afterschool! Approaches, Many Afterschool Programs Struggle to Survive Communities Nationwide Gear Up to Show Support for Afterschool Programs that Help Working Families, Keep Kids Safe and Inspire Students to Learn

Aug 23, 2012 New Survey: Afterschool Programs Still Struggling in Recession's Aftermath Minnesota Providers Fare Slightly Better in National Analysis But Overwhelmingly Report Unmet Need for Afterschool Programs

Aug 22, 2012 New Survey: Afterschool Programs Struggling in Recession's Aftermath Programs in Minority Communities Particularly Hard Hit

Aug 22, 2012 New Survey: Afterschool Programs Still Struggling in Recession's Aftermath New Jersey Fares Slightly Better in National Analysis But Reports Significant Unmet Need for Afterschool Programs

Aug 22, 2012 New Survey: Afterschool Programs Still Struggling in Recession's Aftermath New York Providers Are Particularly Hard Hit

Aug 22, 2012 New Survey: Afterschool Programs Still Struggling in Recession's Aftermath Pennsylvania Providers Are Particularly Hard Hit

Aug 22, 2012 New Survey: Afterschool Programs Still Struggling in Recession's Aftermath Texas Fares Slightly Better in National Analysis But Reports Significant Unmet Need for Afterschool Programs

June 21, 2012 New Afterschool Alliance Survey: Summer Learning Programs for Kids Face Cutbacks, Even While Operating at Peak or Above-Peak Capacity

June 18, 2012 Afterschool Leader Calls Appropriations Bill "Disappointing" Harkin Bill Would Put Millions of Working Families Who Rely on Afterschool Programs at Risk -- Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

May 9, 2012 Afterschool Alliance Honors Nine State Champions at "Breakfast of Champions" on Capitol Hill Educators, Policy Makers, Philanthropists and Advocates Recognized for Championing Afterschool at Eleventh Annual Afterschool for All Challenge in Washington, DC

May 9, 2012 Penn State Assistant Professor Honored as an Afterschool Champion in Nation's Capital

May 9, 2012 Cincinnati Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Researcher Honored as an Afterschool Champion in Nation's Capital

May 9, 2012 Robert Bowne Foundation Executive Director and Program Officer Honored as Afterschool Champions in Nation's Capital

May 9, 2012 Nevada Assemblywoman Honored as an Afterschool Champion in Nation's Capital

May 9, 2012 Kansas State University Associate Professor Honored as an Afterschool Champion in Nation's Capital

May 9, 2012 Tallahassee Public Policy Expert Honored as an Afterschool Champion in Nation's Capital

May 9, 2012 California Education Leader Jennifer Peck Honored as an Afterschool Champion in Nation's Capital

May 9, 2012 Project Exploration Co-Founders Honored as an Afterschool Champions in Nation's Capital Parents, Educators, Students, Afterschool Leaders Urge Congress to Safeguard Afterschool Funding, Increase Afterschool Investments

May 8, 2012 Leaders in Sciences, Government, Education Call on Congress to Safeguard Afterschool Funding, Expand Children’s Learning Opportunities at Eleventh Annual Afterschool for All Challenge

May 7, 2012 Afterschool Alliance to Honor 2012 Afterschool Champions 2012 "Breakfast of Champions" to Feature Project Exploration Co-Founders Paul Sereno and Gabrielle Lyon, Actor Kevin Sorbo to Emcee

May 4, 2012 Afterschool Advocates to Visit Nation's Capital to Urge Support for Afterschool at Eleventh Annual Afterschool for All Challenge

April 25, 2012 National Girls Collaborative Project Announces 2012 Collaboration Awards Outstanding Individual Commitment to Collaboration: Anita Krishnamurthi, STEM Policy Director, Afterschool Alliance

April 23, 2012 Afterschool Alliance Joins Groundbreaking STEM Summit

April 19, 2012 Afterschool Advocates to Visit Nation's Capital to Urge Support for Afterschool at Eleventh Annual Afterschool for All Challenge Project Exploration Co-Founders Paul Sereno and Gabrielle Lyon Will Join Parents, Students, Educators from Across Country to Urge Congress to Safeguard Afterschool Funding, Increase Investment in Afterschool Programs

February 13, 2012 Mixed News for Afterschool Programs in Obama Budget Proposal Level Funding for 21st CCLC But Administration Again Diverts Afterschool Funding to Other Programs -- Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

February 8, 2012 Senate Afterschool Caucus to Host Briefing with New York Yankees First Baseman Mark Teixeira Yankees Star Will Join Senator Boxer and Afterschool Advocates to Discuss the Links Between Physical Activity and Academic Success, and the Importance of Afterschool Programs

January 18, 2012 Help for Families Seeking Afterschool Programs Online Consumer Guide Provides Tips on Finding Afterschool Programs, Ways to Create Programs, Ideas for Supporting Afterschool Locally and Nationwide

November 22, 2011 Berkeley Heights, New Jersey Volunteer Working to Strengthen Afterschool Programs in Westfield Lisa West Joins Eight Other Afterschool Alliance VISTA Volunteers Nationally to Support Afterschool Sustainability and Expand Nutritional Resources

November 22, 2011 Melvin, Michigan Volunteer Working to Strengthen Afterschool Programs in Lansing Justin Rumenapp Joins Eight Other Afterschool Alliance VISTA Volunteers Nationally to Support Afterschool Sustainability and Expand Nutritional Resources

November 22, 2011 San Marcos, California Volunteer Working to Strengthen Afterschool Programs in Davis Bradley Peterson Joins Eight Other Afterschool Alliance VISTA Volunteers Nationally to Support Afterschool Sustainability and Expand Nutritional Resources

November 22, 2011 Bainbridge Island, Washington Volunteer Working to Strengthen Afterschool Programs in Salem, Oregon Mary Masla Joins Eight Other Afterschool Alliance VISTA Volunteers Nationally to Support Afterschool Sustainability and Expand Nutritional Resources

November 22, 2011 Stafford, Virginia Volunteer Working to Strengthen Afterschool Programs in Richmond Emily Harris Joins Eight Other Afterschool Alliance VISTA Volunteers Nationally to Support Afterschool Sustainability and Expand Nutritional Resources

November 22, 2011 Ada, Michigan Volunteer Working to Strengthen Afterschool Programs Nationally Danielle Grondin Joins Eight Other Afterschool Alliance VISTA Volunteers Nationally to Support Afterschool Sustainability and Expand Nutritional Resources

November 22, 2011 Hadlyme, Connecticut Volunteer Working to Strengthen Afterschool Programs in Farmington, Maine Meagan Erhart Completes Service Along With Eight Other Afterschool Alliance VISTA Volunteers Nationally to Support Afterschool Sustainability and Expand Nutritional Resources

November 22, 2011 Eugene, Oregon Volunteer Working to Strengthen Afterschool Programs in Springfield Danielle Biselli Joins Eight Other Afterschool Alliance VISTA Volunteers Nationally to Support Afterschool Sustainability and Expand Nutritional Resources

November 22, 2011 Sarasota, Florida Volunteer Working to Strengthen Afterschool Programs in Carson City, Nevada Richard Birmingham Completes Service Along With Eight Other Afterschool Alliance VISTA Volunteers Nationally to Support Afterschool Sustainability and Expand Nutritional Resources

October 20, 2011 New Progress Reports Find Every State Has Room for Improvement in Making Afterschool Programs Available to All Kids Who Need Them Only Nine States Get High Marks as Afterschool Alliance Considers Each State’s Performance in Meeting the Need for Afterschool Programs; Reports Produced with Support from jcpenney

Click here for individual states' Progress Report news releases (click map on this page).

October 22, 2011 New Orleans, LA Afterschool Program Wins National Award From MetLife Foundation Initiative is one of five nationwide recognized for innovation and excellence.

October 21, 2011 Chicago, IL Afterschool Program Wins National Award From MetLife Foundation Initiative is one of five nationwide recognized for innovation and excellence.

October 20, 2011 Gettysburg, PA Afterschool Program Wins National Award From MetLife Foundation Initiative is one of five nationwide recognized for innovation and excellence.

October 20, 2011 Oakland, CA Afterschool Program Wins National Award From MetLife Foundation Initiative is one of five nationwide recognized for innovation and excellence.

October 19, 2011 Lights On Afterschool 2011 Local Events A Representative Sample

October 18, 2011 From Coast to Coast and at U.S. Military Bases Worldwide, Parents, Students, Educators, Community Leaders and Lawmakers Will Rally to Keep the Lights On Afterschool This Week  Many Events to Include Lighting of Local Landmarks

October 17, 2011 Local Landmarks across Country to Be Lit for 12th Annual Lights On Afterschool Events Next Week From Rice Lake, Wisconsin to Ramstein, Germany, Special Events Will Shine a Spotlight on the Need for More Afterschool Programs for America’s Kids

October 13, 2011 U.S. Military Bases Stateside and Overseas to Participate in Twelfth Annual Nationwide Rally for Afterschool

October 13, 2011 Washington, D.C., Afterschool Program Wins National Award From MetLife Foundation Initiative is one of five nationwide recognized for innovation and excellence.

October 6, 2011 Year of Science in Afterschool Celebrated at Rallies Nationwide Lights On Afterschool Events Feature Robotics Competitions, Chemistry Experiments and Opening of a New Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Activities

September 30, 2011 Kids at 2011 Lights On Afterschool Events Will Demonstrate Math Skills, Science Smarts, Horse-Riding Abilities, Cultural Awareness, Musical Talent and More

September 28, 2011 Afterschool Alliance Names 20 Afterschool Leaders to 2011-2012 Class of 'Afterschool Ambassadors' Afterschool Providers and Advocates from 17 States Will Work to Expand Afterschool

Click here to read individual news releases for 2011-2012 Afterschool Ambassadors

September 28, 2011 Stratford, Oklahoma Youth Win National Student Art Contest Rural Teens' Artwork is Displayed on Limited-Edition Beverage Labels; Torani to Donate Percentage of Proceeds to the Afterschool Alliance, Japan Tsunami Relief

September 26, 2011 Stratford, OK to Celebrate Award-Winning Young Artists Unprecedented Three Local Winners of National Student Art Contest To be Honored by Major Beverage Company on Wednesday

September 23, 2011 Lights On Afterschool 2011 Partners are as Diverse As Afterschool Activities & Student Interests

September 19, 2011 New Report: Afterschool Programs Make the Grade In Advancing STEM Learning

September 15, 2011 Haltom City, Texas Fifth Grader Is Artist Behind the 2011 Lights On Afterschool Poster

September 15, 2011 New Report Will Examine Impact of STEM Learning in Afterschool Afterschool Alliance to Release Analysis at Congressional Briefing Monday

September 12, 2011 Afterschool Alliance, jcpenney Encourage Cities and Towns to “Light Up a Landmark” as Part of Nationwide Rally for Afterschool

September 1, 2011 Twelve Years of Lights On Afterschool! Community Leaders, Educators to Join Parents, Kids and Others to Urge Congress Not to Divert or Deny Funds for Afterschool

July 14, 2011 Nation's Top Afterschool Advocate Lauds BiPartisan Legislation Introduced by Senators Boxer, Murkowski & Murray Bill Offers "Exactly the Right Approach to Expanding Afterschool Opportunities," Grant Says

May 17, 2011 Alliance of New York State YMCAs Executive Director Honored as an Afterschool Champion in Nation's Capital

May 17, 2011 Fairfax County Public Schools Administrator Honored as an Afterschool Champion in Nation's Capital

May 17, 2011 Pennsylvania Department of Education Official Honored as an Afterschool Champion in Nation's Capital

May 17, 2011 Camdenton, Missouri Youth Present National Award to FIRST Founder Dean Kamen at Annual Afterschool Event in Washington, DC

May 17, 2011 Washington, DC Third Grade Tennis Star to Speak at National Afterschool Event on Capitol Hill

May 17, 2011 Laconia, New Hampshire Afterschool Student Speaks at National Afterschool Event in Washington, DC

May 17, 2011 Dean Kamen, Founder of FIRST, Honored As Afterschool Champion for Helping Children Build Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Skills

May 17, 2011 Afterschool Alliance Honors Nine Afterschool State Champions From Across the Country

May 17, 2011 Connecticut Education Leader Honored as an Afterschool Champion in Nation's Capital

May 17, 2011 Kansas Education Leader Honored as an Afterschool Champion in Nation's Capital

May 17, 2011 Michigan Education Leader Honored as an Afterschool Champion in Nation's Capital

May 17, 2011 Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak Honored as an Afterschool Champion in Nation's Capital

May 17, 2011 Missouri Afterschool Director Honored as an Afterschool Champion in Nation's Capital

May 17, 2011 New Jersey Foundation Leader Honored as an Afterschool Champion in Nation's Capital

May 16, 2011 Leaders in Sciences, Government, Education Call on Congress to Preserve Funding for Afterschool, Expand Afterschool Science and Math Learning Opportunities Tenth Annual Afterschool for All Challenge Focuses on Benefits of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Learning in Programs

May 13, 2011 Afterschool Alliance to Honor 2011 Afterschool Champions 2011 "Breakfast of Champions" to Feature FIRST Founder Dean Kamen, National League of Cities President and Charlotte, NC Councilmember James Mitchell

May 11, 2011 Afterschool Advocates to Visit Nation’s Capital to Urge Support for Afterschool at Tenth Annual Afterschool for All Challenge

February 15, 2011 Ed Spitzberg Named Afterschool Alliance’s New Vice President of Development Former Executive Director of DC’s Award-Winning Sitar Arts Center Afterschool Program Brings Years of Fundraising Experience

February 14, 2011 Grant Lauds Administration for Proposing $100 Million Increase In Afterschool Funding, Urges Lawmakers to Direct Afterschool Dollars to Afterschool Programs Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

February 14, 2011 House Appropriations Committee Proposal Would Leave A Hundred Thousand Children & Families Without the Afterschool Programs They Need Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

November 23, 2010 With American Children Lagging Badly in Math & Science, Nation's Top Afterschool & Summer Learning Leaders Pledge to Make 2011 'The Year of Science' Afterschool Alliance, National AfterSchool Association, National Summer Learning Association Join Forces to Promote STEM

October 28, 2010 Six Local Programs Win 2010 Afterschool Innovator Awards Afterschool Alliance, MetLife Foundation recognize programs for innovation and excellence.

October 28, 2010 Sacramento Afterschool Program Wins National Award from MetLife Foundation Program is one of six nationwide recognized for innovation and excellence.

October 21, 2010 Keeping the Lights On for Afterschool Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Draws One Million Parents, Educators, Students, Policy Makers and Others Who Call on Congress to Save Afterschool Funds

October 21, 2010 Brooklyn Afterschool Program Wins National Award From MetLife Foundation Program is one of six nationwide recognized for innovation and excellence.

October 21, 2010 Denver Afterschool Program Wins National Award from MetLife Foundation Program is one of six nationwide recognized for innovation and excellence.

October 21, 2010 Bronx Afterschool Program Wins National Award from MetLife Foundation Program is one of six nationwide recognized for innovation and excellence.

October 20, 2010 Study: Chicago Afterschool Participation Far Exceeds National Average Afterschool Alliance Releases 'Chicago After 3PM,' Offering New Insights from Groundbreaking 'America After 3PM' Research

October 20, 2010 Study: Dallas Afterschool Participation is Below National Average, More Than 50,000 Dallas Kids Are Unsupervised in the Afternoons Afterschool Alliance Releases 'Dallas After 3PM,' Offering New Insights from Groundbreaking 'America After 3PM' Research

October 20, 2010 Study: New York City Afterschool Participation Far Exceeds National Average, But More Than One in Five City Kids Is Unsupervised in the Afternoons Afterschool Alliance Releases 'New York City After 3PM,' Offering New Insights from Groundbreaking 'America After 3PM' Research

October 20, 2010 Study: Los Angeles Afterschool Participation Far Exceeds National Average, But One in Five L.A. Kids Is Unsupervised in the Afternoons Afterschool Alliance Releases 'Los Angeles After 3PM,' Offering New Insights from Groundbreaking 'America After 3PM' Research

October 19, 2010 San Antonio Afterschool Program Wins National Award from MetLife Foundation Program is one of six nationwide recognized for innovation and excellence.

October 19, 2010 In What Are Kids Doing After School in Chicago? Afterschool Alliance, JCPenney, Afterschool Matters to Release Findings from Survey On Afterschool Participation, Satisfaction and Demand in Chicago

October 19, 2010 In Every Corner of the Country, Parents, Students, Educators, Community Leaders and Lawmakers Will Rally This Week to Keep the Lights On Afterschool Many Events This Year Will Feature the 'Petition to Save Afterschool Funds'

October 18, 2010 Afterschool Alliance Names 18 Afterschool Leaders to 2010-2011 Class of 'Afterschool Ambassadors' Afterschool Providers and Advocates from 16 States Will Work to Expand Afterschool

Click here to read individual news releases for 2010-2011 Afterschool Ambassadors

October 18, 2010 Afterschool Alliance Launches Unprecedented Petition to Save Afterschool Funds Parents, Kids, Community Leaders, Educators Tell Congress: 'Don't Deny or Divert Afterschool Funds!'

October 12, 2010 Cambridge Afterschool Science Program for Middle School Girls Wins National Award from MetLife Foundation Program is one of six nationwide recognized for innovation and excellence.

October 12, 2010 Study Reveals that, In Rural America, Only About One in Ten Children Attends an Afterschool Program Afterschool Alliance Releases New Insights from National Report: "America After 3PM: From Big Cities to Small Towns"

October 7, 2010 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Are Highlights of 2010 Rally for Afterschool

October 7, 2010 What Are Kids Doing After School? Afterschool Alliance, JCPenney Afterschool to Release Findings from National Survey Comparing Afterschool Participation, Satisfaction and Demand in Rural, Urban and Suburban Communities

September 30, 2010 Parma Student Wins National Student Art Contest For Second Year in a Row, Local Youth's Artwork is Displayed on Limited-Edition Beverage Labels; Torani to Donate Percentage of Proceeds to the Afterschool Alliance

September 29, 2010 Cities and Towns Large and Small to Highlight, Celebrate Diverse Afterschool Activities for Lights On Afterschool

September 27, 2010 Farmington Student Wins National Student Art Contest For Second Year in a Row, Local Teen’s Artwork is Displayed on Limited-Edition Beverage Labels; Torani to Donate Percentage of Proceeds to the Afterschool Alliance

September 27, 2010 Local Winner of National Student Art Contest To be Honored by Major Beverage Company on Thursday

September 24, 2010 Philadelphia Seventh Grader Is Creator of 2010 Lights On Afterschool Poster Poster Is Being Used Across the Country to Urge Participation in Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Programs

September 23, 2010 Gloriana Teams Up With Quaker Chewy and the Afterschool Alliance for Afterschool Rocks Campaign

September 23, 2010 Local Winner of National Student Art Contest To be Honored by Major Beverage Company on Monday

September 22, 2010 Quaker Chewy Teams Up with Platinum Recording Artist Jordin Sparks and the Afterschool Alliance to Support Afterschool Programs Celebrity Song Lists Inspire and Motivate Afterschool Activities

September 22, 2010 Support for Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Comes from All Quarters

September 14, 2010 An Afterschool Rally of Historic Proportions Empire State Building, Mount Rushmore to be Lit Up For Eleventh Annual Lights On Afterschool!

September 8, 2010 Afterschool Programs Nationwide and Overseas Gear Up to Celebrate Eleventh Year of Lights On Afterschool! Parents, Kids and Others to Urge Congress Not to Divert or Deny Funds for Afterschool

July 28, 2010 Afterschool Leader Urges Lawmakers to Reconsider Diverting Afterschool Funds Statement of Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

July 16, 2010 Lead Guitarist and Founder of Hootie and the Blowfish, Mark Bryan, Joins Afterschool Alliance Leadership Circle Afterschool Alliance's "Leadership Circle" Includes High Profile Afterschool Supporters from Government, Philanthropy, Entertainment

July 15, 2010 Afterschool Leader Praises House Subcommittee For Increasing Afterschool Funding

June 29, 2010 Former Astronaut Joan Higginbotham Joins Afterschool Alliance Board of Directors

June 22, 2010 Anita Krishnamurthi Named Afterschool Alliance’s New ‘STEM’ Policy Director Emphasis on Strengthening Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Education in Afterschool Programs

May 25, 2010 Just 25 Percent of U.S. Children Attend Summer Learning Programs, According to "America After 3PM, Special Report on Summer" Survey of 30,000 Households Finds that the Parents of an Estimated 24 Million Children Say They Are Interested in Enrolling Their Children in Summer Learning Programs

May 25, 2010 Just 35 Percent of American-American Children Attend Summer Learning Programs, Finds "America After 3PM, Special Report on Summer" Survey of 30,000 Households Finds Support Strong among African-American Parents for Public Funding of Summer Learning Programs

May 25, 2010 Just 29 Percent of Hispanic Children Attend Summer Learning Programs, Finds "America After 3PM, Special Report on Summer" Survey of 30,000 Households Finds Support Strong among Hispanic Parents for Public Funding of Summer Learning Programs

May 19, 2010 Diverse Stars Come Out to Support Afterschool Programs Afterschool Alliance's Leadership Circle Includes High Profile Afterschool Supporters from Government, Philanthropy, Entertainment

May 10, 2010 CEO of YMCA of the Northwoods to Testify to Congress Chris Francis to Discuss Funding for Afterschool Programs with Obey Appropriations Panel

April 21, 2010 Afterschool Alliance Board Chair Terry K. Peterson Receives National Award for Dedication to Excellence in Service of Children, Schools and Communities

April 21, 2010 Afterschool Alliance Honors Ten Afterschool Champions From Across the Country State and Local Officials and Afterschool Providers Honored at Ninth Annual Afterschool for All Challenge in Washington, DC

April 21, 2010 Director of the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice Honored as an Afterschool Champion in Nation's Capital

April 21, 2010 Metro Government of Nashville and Davidson County Councilmember-at-Large Honored as an Afterschool Champion in Nation's Capital

April 21, 2010 State Representative Edwin Pacheco Honored as an Afterschool Champion in Nation's Capital

April 21, 2010 American Savings Foundation President and CEO Honored as an Afterschool Champion in Nation's Capital

April 21, 2010 State Director for Pennsylvania Area Council of Boys & Girls Clubs Honored as an Afterschool Champion in Nation's Capital

April 21, 2010 Farmington Hills Mayor Honored as an Afterschool Champion in Nation's Capital

April 21, 2010 President and CEO of United Way of Wyandotte County Honored as an Afterschool Champion in Nation's Capital

April 21, 2010 LA's BEST President & CEO Carla Sanger Honored as an Afterschool Champion in Nation's Capital

April 21, 2010 Michigan City Mayor Chuck Oberlie Honored as an Afterschool Champion in Nation's Capital

April 21, 2010 Assistant Commissioner of New York State Office of Children and Family Services Honored as an Afterschool Champion in Nation's Capital

April 20, 2010 Educators, Parents, Children, Afterschool Advocates Rally for Afterschool on Capitol Lawn, Call on Congress to Increase Funding for Programs

April 20, 2010 Afterschool Alliance to Honor 2010 Afterschool Champions 2010 "Breakfast of Champions" to Feature William S. White Achievement Award Presentation

April 19, 2010 Educators, Parents, Children, Advocates to Rally for Afterschool

April 15, 2010 Afterschool Advocates to Visit Nation's Capital to Urge Support for Afterschool at Ninth Annual Afterschool for All Challenge "CSI: NY's" Hill Harper, Hootie and the Blowfish Guitarist and Founder Mark Bryan, Judge Glenda Hatchett to Join Parents, Students, Educators from Across Country to Show Support for Afterschool Programs for America's Kids

April 14, 2010 Bright House Networks to Sponsor Birmingham Youth At Afterschool Event in Washington, D.C. Next Week

April 14, 2010 Bright House Networks to Sponsor Indianapolis Youth At Afterschool Event in Washington, D.C. Next Week

March 23, 2010 Capstone National Partners’ Diane Rogers Joins Afterschool Alliance Board of Directors

February 22, 2010 Nation Needs More Afterschool Programs for Older Youth Briefing Will Explore How Afterschool Partnerships Support Student Success

February 1, 2010 Obama Budget Proposal for Afterschool Will Leave Millions of Youth At-Risk, Grant Warns

January 4 2010 Bright House Networks Launches New Cable Television Program about Afterschool Programs 30-Minute Show Focuses on Afterschool’s Impact in Communities Across the Nation

December 15 2009 $35 Million Increase in Federal Support for Afterschool Programs is ‘Very Good News for America’s Children and Families,’ Expert Says, But Nation Still Has Vast Unmet Need for Afterschool Programs

October 22 2009 Turning the Lights On for Afterschool across the Globe Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Draws One Million Parents, Educators, Students, Policy Makers and Others Today

October 21 2009 Afterschool Alliance Names 19 Afterschool Leaders to 2009-2010 Class of 'Afterschool Ambassadors' Afterschool Providers and Advocates from 15 States Will Work to Expand Afterschool

October 21 2009 From Coast to Coast and Around the Globe, Parents, Students, Educators, Community Leaders and Policy Makers to Rally to Keep the Lights On Afterschool There's a Lights On Afterschool Event in Your Community!

October 20 2009 The Lights are On for Afterschool At Military Bases Worldwide This Week

October 19 2009 Four Million Hispanic Children Need – But Don’t Have – Afterschool Programs, According to New ‘America After 3PM’ Study Survey of 30,000 Households, Sponsored by the JCPenney Afterschool Fund, Finds One in Five Hispanic Children Lacks Adult Supervision After School Day Ends

October 19 2009 Innovative Afterschool Program Using Verizon Thinkfinity.org Resources Showcased At Kick-Off for Nationwide Rally for Afterschool in Washington, DC

October 19 2009 Four Million African-American Children Need – But Don’t Have – Afterschool Programs, According to New ‘America After 3PM’ Study Survey of 30,000 Households, Sponsored by the JCPenney Afterschool Fund, Finds One in Four African-American Children Lacks Adult Supervision After School Day Ends

October 15 2009 America After 3PM State Level Data Released Survey of 30,000 Households, Sponsored by the JCPenney Afterschool Fund, Shows Marked Increase in Demand for Afterschool and More Children Unsupervised in the Afternoons Now than in 2004

October 9 2009 Afterschool Means Art, Cooking, Science, Reading, Dodgeball and More – and So Does Lights On Afterschool Events to Celebrate Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Programs Highlight Range of Activities

October 6 2009 18 Million Children Need - But Don't Have - Afterschool Programs, According to New "America After 3PM" Study Survey of 30,000 Households, Sponsored by the JCPenney Afterschool Fund, Shows Marked Increase in Demand for Afterschool and More Children Unsupervised in the Afternoons Now than in 2004

Listen to the Afterschool Alliance's Jodi Grant and the JCPenney Afterschool Fund's Jodi Gibson talk about the new America After 3 PM findings.

October 5 2009 Supporters of 10th Annual Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Reflect Diverse Activities Programs Offer

October 1 2009 What Are America’s Children Doing After School? Afterschool Alliance, JCPenney Afterschool Fund to Release Results of National "America After 3 PM" Survey On Supply and Demand of Afterschool Programs

September 28 2009 Historic Landmarks in New York City, Los Angeles Will Light Up for Afterschool on October 22nd Empire State Building, L.A. City Hall’s Lindbergh Beacon To Be Lit for 10th Annual Lights On Afterschool

September 22 2009 New Poster Celebrates Ten Years of Lights On Afterschool Georgia Third, Fourth & Fifth Graders Designed Poster For Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Programs

September 17 2009 Ten Years of Lights On Afterschool! Rallies All Across Nation to Focus on New State Data Exploring How America’s Children Spend their Afternoons, From Study Supported by JCPenney Afterschool Fund

September 4 2009 Parma Student Wins National Student Art Contest Teen’s Artwork is Displayed on Limited-Edition Beverage Labels; Torani to Donate Percentage of Proceeds to the Afterschool Alliance

September 2 2009 Local Winner of National Student Art Contest To be Honored by Major Beverage Company on Saturday

September 2 2009 Farmington Student Wins National Student Art ContestTeen's Artwork is Displayed on Limited-Edition Beverage Labels; Torani to Donate Percentage of Proceeds to the Afterschool Alliance

August 31 2009 Local Winner of National Student Art Contest To be Honored by Major Beverage Company on Wednesday

July 10 2009 Afterschool Leader Calls House Subcommittee Vote To Increase Afterschool Funding a "Hopeful Sign"

July 1 2009 Hunger After the School Bell A Briefing on the Congressional Reauthorization Of the Afterschool and Summer Child Nutrition Programs

June 30 2009 New Survey: Recession Hurting Rural Afterschool Programs And the Children & Families They Serve More Struggling Students & Fewer Resources for Rural Programs to Use to Help

June 18 2009 New Survey: Recession Hurting Missouri's Afterschool Programs And the Children & Families They Serve More Hungry, Homeless Students & Fewer Resources for Programs to Use to Help

June 18 2009 New Survey: Recession Hurting Georgia's Afterschool Programs And the Children & Families They Serve More Hungry, Homeless Students & Fewer Resources for Programs to Use to Help

June 18 2009 New Survey: Recession Hurting Pennsylvania's Afterschool Programs And the Children & F