Partners & Funders
PSAYDN gratefully acknowledges support from a diverse network of partners and funders that is crucial to developing, conducting and sustaining our programs and goals. Nearly all of PSAYDN’s program resources, continuing education, advocacy efforts and more are products of local, regional, state and national collaborations. These partners represent the best in out-of-school time policy, research and practice.
PSAYDN continues to seek out strong partnerships and funding sources to sustain and grow its programs. We welcome invitations to discuss new collaborative opportunities that will support high-quality out-of-school time for children and youth in Pennsylvania.
Funding and In-kind Support
Since 1988, the Center for Schools and Communities (Center) has been committed to improving outcomes for children and families through training, technical assistance, program evaluation, research and resource development. The Center's work focuses on prevention and intervention initiatives operated by schools, organizations and agencies serving children, youth and families.
The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, established in 1926 by an automotive pioneer, is a private philanthropy committed to supporting projects that promote a just, equitable and sustainable society. It supports nonprofit programs throughout the U.S. and, on a limited geographic basis, internationally. Grantmaking is focused in four programs: Civil Society, Environment, Flint Area and Pathways Out of Poverty.
The Grable Foundation dreams that the Pittsburgh region earns repeated accolades as one of the nation’s best places for kids
Based in Pittsburgh, The Heinz Endowments uses the region as a laboratory for the development of solutions to challenges that are national in scope. Although the majority of Foundation giving is concentrated within southwestern Pennsylvania, the Foundation works wherever necessary, including statewide and nationally, to fulfill our mission. That mission is to help southwestern Pennsylvania thrive as a whole community—economically, ecologically, educationally and culturally— while advancing the state of knowledge and practice in the fields in which we work.
The mission of the Pennsylvania Department of Education is to assist the General Assembly, the Governor, the Secretary of Education and Pennsylvania educators in providing for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of education.
Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children is a strong, effective and trusted voice to improve the health, education and well-being of the Commonwealth's children. Their vision by 2014 is to help Pennsylvania move into position as one of the top 10 states in the nation to be a child and to raise a child.
The William Penn Foundation, founded in 1945 by Otto and Phoebe Haas, is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia region through efforts that foster rich cultural expression, strengthen children’s futures, and deepen connections to nature and community. In partnership with others, the Foundation works to advance a vital, just and caring community.
A+ Schools is a community advocate for improving student achievement by supporting an action agenda shaped by the issues of high standards, quality teaching, leadership accountability, financial responsibility and community involvement.
The Afterschool Alliance is working to ensure that all children have access to affordable, quality afterschool programs. Afterschool programs are critical to children and families today, yet the need for programs is far from being met. The nation's leading voice for afterschool, the Afterschool Alliance is the only organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for more afterschool investments. The Afterschool Alliance works with the Administration, the U.S. Congress, governors, mayors and advocates across the country. Today the Afterschool Alliance boasts more than 25,000 afterschool program partners and their publications reach more than 65,000 interested individuals every month.
Within the Bureau of Outreach and Prevention Services, the Department of Human Services, Office of Community Services has contracts with a host of agencies and organizations to provide outreach, prevention and intervention services to families, youth and individuals. They include such initiatives as family support, and afterschool and summer programs for youth.
In 2007, Allegheny County recognized a need to convene funders, afterschool intermediaries and afterschool providers to explore ways of strengthening the afterschool system in Allegheny County. Headed by United Way of Allegheny County, the group is exploring the research, identifying best practices, and conducting a series of benchmarking trips to learn important steps in creating a coherent system for afterschool.
Attendance Works is a national and state initiative that promotes awareness of the important role that school attendance plays in achieving academic success. It aims to ensure that every school in every state not only tracks chronic absence data for its individual students but also intervenes to help those children and schools.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern PA (BBBS SEPA) provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever, in Philadelphia, Chester and Delaware Counties. BBBS SEPA is the largest and oldest youth mentoring organization in Pennsylvania.
Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation is a workforce investment board authorized under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. The mission is to be leading vehicle for regional unification, coordination, integration and alignment of workforce activities, resources and initiatives to support economic sustainability, improve education systems, and ensure a quality labor force in Central Pennsylvania.
The Chester Education Foundation (CEF) is a Local Education Fund created in 1988 by a consortium of local and state leaders including Widener University, West Chester University, the PA Department of Education, the Commission on Higher Education, United Way of Southeastern Delaware County, the Pew Charitable Trusts, Sun Company, Scott Paper Company, Boeing and others. CEF’s Mission is to support educational excellence and promote community revitalization in the Chester Upland School District through support of the 100+ member, Delaware County Communities That Care Network which provides research-based prevention strategies, leveraging and sustaining resources and exceptional leadership of community collaboration.
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh provides innovative museum experiences that inspire joy, creativity and curiosity. Children's Museum of Pittsburgh provides the highest quality exhibits and programs for learning and play. We are a partner and a resource for people who work with or on behalf of children.
As tutors and mentors, City Year Greater Philadelphia corps members provide critically needed services to some of Philadelphia’s most underserved children and youth.
The mission of the Coatesville Area School District is to educate all students by providing rigorous educational opportunities to become responsible, productive, life-long learners in a global society.
Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization. For more than 30 years, CIS has championed the connection of needed community resources with schools.
Communities That Care (CTC) is a delinquency and violence prevention planning model that helps the community to mobilize, identify risk and preventive factors and develop a comprehensive prevention plan. The PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency, through a contract with the Evidence-Based Prevention and Intervention Support Center at Pennsylvania State University's Prevention Research Center, provides commonwealth-wide regional training, technical assistance, project sustainability and community board development on the CTC model.
EducationWorks is a not-for-profit organization that provides comprehensive support for economically disadvantaged communities in Philadelphia, Chester, PA; and Camden and Trenton, NJ. Their goal is to provide educational programs and services that enrich the lives of children, youth and families confronting high rates of poverty and other barriers to educational achievement.
Farrell Area School District strives to create excellence in education through empowerment and positive, social interaction.
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Pennsylvania is a statewide, bipartisan, nonprofit, anti-crime organization comprised of more than 200 police chiefs, sheriffs, district attorneys, other law enforcement leaders and violence survivors.
Foundations, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization committed to improving educational experiences for America's children and youth—throughout the day, everywhere they learn. Partnering with education and community leaders, Foundations supports those who enhance the lives and prospects of our most vulnerable children.
The mission of the Free Library of Philadelphia is to provide to all segments of Philadelphia's diverse population a comprehensive collection of recorded knowledge, ideas, artistic expression and information in a variety of media, including current technology; to assure ease of access to these materials; and to provide programs to stimulate the awareness and use of these resources. The Free Library will create a welcoming and inspiring environment for learning and will promote individual enlightenment, community enrichment and economic vitality throughout the region.
The Harrisburg Area YMCA is a non-profit, charitable organization committed to aid in the spiritual, mental and physical development of each person enabling them to be beneficial and contributing members of our society.
Since its inception in 1966, Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) has touched thousands of lives. From associate's degrees to certificates, workforce training and community education, LCCC's influence in the region has been profound.
The Project's mission is to encourage the development and expansion of high quality and innovative out-of-school time programs in the Philadelphia region through the provision of professional development activities for staff and technical assistance programs based on strategies, tools and processes grounded in best practices, research and national standards in the field.
Neighborhood Learning Alliance improves the education and opportunities of African-American and lower income families through strategic partnerships with community and faith-based organizations. By 2013, Neighborhood Learning Alliance envisions thriving children, families and communities anchored by a network of accountable, collaborative community, educational and faith organizations.
Recognizing that students are the primary reason that Northampton Community College (NCC) exists, NCC seeks to provide excellent, accessible and comprehensive learning experiences in partnership with the dynamic, diverse communities we serve.
OIC of America, Inc. (OICA) is a national non-profit network of employment and training programs bound together by a common commitment: to help the disadvantaged realize their true potential. With 44 affiliated programs in 22 states and the District of Columbia, OICA has grown into a movement, which has served over 2.5 million disadvantaged and under-skilled people.
PennSERVE promotes volunteering and community service throughout Pennsylvania. PennSERVE seeks to build strong communities through grassroots citizen involvement and commitment.
21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) focus on providing expanded enrichment opportunities to children attending low performing schools to assist youth with meeting state standards for core academic subjects. In addition to academics, Centers are encouraged to offer participants a broad array of other services and programs, such as art, music, recreation activities, character education, career and technical training, drug and violence prevention programming and technology education. 21st CCLC emphasizes youth and family participation school and community collaboration to provide quality programs.
The Pennsylvania State University Cooperative Agricultural and Cooperative Extension 4-H program delivers educational and outreach programs, and conducts research relevant to children, youth and families; civic engagement; consumer and financial issues; volunteerism; leadership development; and service learning from local to international levels.
The Pennsylvania Area Council of Boys & Girls Clubs is made up of 17 Club organizations with over 75 Clubhouse sites throughout the state, providing Boys & Girls Club programs to over 115,000 kids, ages 6-18, on a daily bases throughout the year. The mission of the Area Council is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those that need us the most, to realize their full potential as productive and caring citizens.
The Pennsylvania Child Care Association is a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating the provision of quality early care and education to the children of Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency promotes a collaborative approach to enhance the quality of justice through guidance, leadership and resources by empowering citizens and communities and influencing state policy.
The mission of the Department of Public Welfare is to promote, improve and sustain the quality of family life; break the cycle of dependency; promote respect for employees; protect and serve Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable citizens; and manage our resources effectively.
The role of the Pennsylvania Key is to work with the Office of Child Development to provide statewide leadership in the development of an integrated and coordinated system of program quality improvements and professional development supports for early childhood education.
The Office of Commonwealth Libraries, within the Pennsylvania Department of Education, operates a major research library and leads the development of the state’s public, school, academic and special libraries to meet the information, education and enrichment needs of its residents.
Pennsylvania Parent Teachers Association (PTA) is the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the United States. A not-for-profit association of parents, educators, students and other citizens active in their schools and communities, PTA is a leader in reminding our nation of its obligations to children. The overall purpose of PTA is to be a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child.
Penn SACCA is a membership organization dedicated to the support of school-age professionals and the development of quality school-age programs through advocacy and education.
The Pennsylvania School Board Association (PSBA) is an advocate for public education and local school governance, and is responsive to the needs of boards of school directors.
The Pennsylvania State Education Association advocates for quality public education and our members through collective action and seeks to be the preeminent voice for education and the leading force for labor in Pennsylvania.
Penn State is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of people in Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality programs in teaching, research and outreach. As a land-grant university, Penn State holds a unique responsibility for outreach and public service to support the citizens of Pennsylvania. The University engages in collaborative activities with industrial, educational and agricultural partners here and abroad to disseminate and apply knowledge.
The Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board is the governor’s principal private sector policy advisor on building a strong workforce development system that is aligned with state education policies and economic development goals. All of its members are appointed by the Governor and represent a diverse cross section of business executives, labor officials, education leaders, economic development practitioners and local elected officials.
The Philadelphia Department of Human Services (PDHS) provides and promotes safety and permanency for children and youth at risk of abuse, neglect and delinquency. PDHS strengthens and preserves families while empowering them to make choices that lead to safety, stability and well being. They partner with communities, providers, advocates and each other to develop and deliver preventative and culturally appropriate services that are consistent with the needs of Philadelphia’s diverse communities.
The Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation promotes the well being of the city, its citizens and visitors, by offering beautiful natural landscapes and parks, historically significant resources, high quality recreation centers and athletic programs, along with enriching cultural and environmental programs.
The Philadelphia Youth Network's (PYN) vision is that all of the city's young people take their rightful places as full and contributing members of a world-class workforce for the region. PYN pursues this vision by making connections between individuals, organizations and systems to provide the preparation needed for our city's youth to thrive in a regional and global economy.
Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) is a nonprofit public health institute that builds healthier communities through partnerships with government, foundations, businesses and community-based organizations. It fulfills its mission to improve the health of the community by providing outreach, health promotion, education, research, planning, technical assistance and direct services.
Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the effectiveness of social policies, programs and community initiatives, especially as they affect youth and young adults. In carrying out this mission, P/PV works with philanthropies, the public and business sectors, and nonprofit organizations.
PA's Regional Career Education Partnerships Network seeks to enhance quality career and workforce development skills through work-based learning, career education and resources for youth providers and all Pennsylvania young people.
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of the Capital Region, Inc. offers volunteer opportunities for seniors, 55 and older to provide measureable value to the community. The Senior Corps of Pennsylvania’s mission is to creatively channel the skills, knowledge, talent and energy of Pennsylvania seniors into volunteer roles custom tailored to help them transform both their communities and their own lives, such as tutoring and mentoring children and teens.
America's Promise builds the character and competence of youth in our community by collaboratively providing the Five Promises to all youth: caring adults, safe places, a healthy start and future, marketable skills, and service opportunities. Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University provides high quality management and governance information, tools, education and research to nonprofit organizations, strengthens their ability to meet their mission and makes the best possible use of the investment made by the public; thereby ensuring the health and prosperity of our communities.
The Southern Columbia Area School District is composed of Catawissa Borough, and the Townships of Catawissa, Cleveland, Franklin, Roaring Creek, and Locust in Columbia County, and Ralpho Township in Northumberland County. The mission of the members of the Southern Columbia Area School District's community is to provide a positive, quality learning environment that recognizes individuals and develops lifelong learners who value and respect self and others, who contribute to their community, and who meet challenges in a constantly changing world.
United Way of Allegheny County is a change agent and efficient community fundraiser that improve lives by addressing critical community needs. By convening diverse partners and investing in programs and people to advance solutions, United Way creates long-lasting change and helps children and youth succeed, strengthens and supports families by promoting financial stability, ensures the safety and well-being of vulnerable seniors, and provides county-wide access to information and referral sources meeting basic needs.
The United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV) aims to provide the leadership, create the coalitions and develop the resources to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another. UWGLV’s key community goals include: children healthy and ready for school; youth succeeding in school; older adults aging successfully; and strong families and neighborhoods.
The mission of the United Way of Southeastern PA (UWSEPA) is to harness, leverage and strategically invest the collective power of donors, advocates and volunteers to drive measurable results that improve the lives of people in our region. UWSEPA’s vision is to be the region’s leading catalyst for change, inspiring and uniting local communities to collaboratively invest in results that ensure children success in school, families are financially stable and older adults thrive.
The University of Pittsburgh’s Community Outreach Partnership Center engages faculty, students and staff in applied research and service-learning initiatives with community partners in neighborhoods surrounding the University. This effort addresses locally-identified issues in order to improve community conditions and build partner capacity in ways that also enhance learning experiences, scholarship and civic response across the institution.
The YMCA of Pittsburgh is a character building social services agency focusing on program services for individuals and families. Christian in its heritage, it is ecumenical in its delivery of services and in its membership. The YMCA assists people in learning the skills and attitudes that will enrich their lives, lead them to interracial and intergenerational understanding and to realize their full potential as members of this community.