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  • Virtual Roundtables for the Out-of-School Time Field Week 1, Monday 3/23 at 10am: How Are Finding Your Way When Your Program (and so much else) is in Limbo? The past week has been nothing short of thinking on your feet. As a director or staff in an after school program, you no doubt have had […]

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  • Well that escalated quickly!   Here are 9 articles sharing information and resources about what you can do to prepare and care for yourself, your family, and your work in the coming weeks when it comes to some of the social and emotional aspects of being homebound.  Here are some resources to help make this […]

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  • Looking for some professional development on-line recorded webinars while you’re working from home? The National Summer Learning Association has started its Spring Webinar Series, and has a number of options on their website that are available fore free on-demand from their Winter Series. Click here to view recordings from the past webinars in their Winter […]

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  • Connecticut State Budget Update – February 10, 2020 On February 5, Governor Lamont released his proposed budget adjustment for the next fiscal year starting July 1, 2020. What does this mean for after school funding? The Governor’s proposal (on pages B-61 & 62) cuts $530,000 from the state-funded After School Grant Program, a 9% cut that would […]

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  • The National Afterschool Association just released The Landscape of Afterschool Leadership: Considerations for Supporting and Strengthening Diversity (click here to read full report).  As part of that work, NAA is now accepting applications from people of color in out-of-school time who hold mid-level management positions (i.e. site coordinators, program managers, etc.) and would like to […]

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  • A total of 26 grants will be awarded to support local afterschool, summer, or expanded learning programs serving middle schoolers. Take a look to see which grant category is a good fit for you, and apply! Three grant categories: $100,000 – 8 grants of $50,000 per year over the span of two years will go to […]

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  • October 24th is the 20th Anniversary of Lights On Afterschool, a nationwide event to call attention to the importance of afterschool programs for America’s children, families and communities. Have you registered your event? It’s not too late! After this week, the printer can’t guarantee that your posters will arrive before October 24. Register your celebration […]

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  • In late 2018, the Connecticut After School Network released its 3rd edition of the Connecticut Quality Self-Assessment Tool (CT-QSAT) to help strengthen after school programs.  A quality program is one that is reflective and willing to improve, change, and grow. It believes in successful outcomes for its participants. It understands that improving program quality is […]

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  • These intensive sessions blend fun, engaging content with a richer, more in-depth exploration of the most challenging issues facing after school program staff.  Join us as we go deep, building reflective practice and making best practices and inspiring ideas into realistic, feasible changes to your programs.  Build expertise and skill that will translate into improved […]

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  • The Connecticut State Department of Education has released its Request for Proposals for afterschool funding through the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant. The 21st CCLC grant application is electronic and is located on the State Department of Education’s e-grants system.  You should contact Millie Crawford at mcrawford@hmbnet.com to gain access to the system. Her […]

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