AFTERSCHOOL IN

District of Columbia


Afterschool programs in District of Columbia 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.

Unmet demand for afterschool in District of Columbia is high

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Unmet demand in District of Columbia is high as parents see key benefits from afterschool

83%

say afterschool keeps kids safe and out of trouble

79%

say afterschool excites kids about learning

86%

say afterschool helps kids build life skills

90%

say afterschool gives working parents peace of mind

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District of Columbia parents strongly support afterschool

89%

of parents support public funding for afterschool

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

TODAY

FY 2020

6,123*

of kids enrolled in District of Columbia afterschool attend a 21st CCLC program

$6,123,398

in federal funds supports 21st CCLC programs statewide

PROPOSED BUDGET

FY 2021

0

kids served in District of Columbia

$0

to District of Columbia

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* 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.

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District of Columbia Contacts

NETWORK
AMBASSADORS
CAUCUS
VISTA

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

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

Ambassador Emeritus
Daniela Grigioni
After-School All-Stars DC
1331 H Street NW Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 805-5628
daniela@as-as.org

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:

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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