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Afterschool Alliance Press Room

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

Sept 17, 2014 New York City Skyline Will Shine for Afterschool Empire State Building to Be Lit in Yellow for National Lights On Afterschool Rally on October 23

Sept 10, 2014 San Juan County, New Mexico Student Wins National 'Lights On Afterschool' Poster Contest

Sept 4, 2014 America Will Turn the Lights On for Afterschool October 23rd 15th Annual Nationwide Rally for Afterschool Will Include Students, Educators, Parents, Community Leaders, Policy Makers and Others

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