Recorded Webinars

The Power of Collaboration: Strengthening Impact Through Partnerships

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For the past 25 years, Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL) has successfully provided evidenced-based summer and afterschool programs to scholars across the country. BELL’s expertise and success has enabled them to coach others to deliver the same high-quality summer and afterschool programs. Every community has talent and cultural capital to serve children and families and, by sharing knowledge with partners, you can reach more scholars, families and communities. Eddie Wilson illustrated the power offered by collaboration, and how BELL works with school districts and community partners around the country to help close the achievement gap through summer learning and afterschool programming. He also provided an overview of BELL’s current partnerships, the roles each partner plays, and how collaboration has accelerated scale and impact.

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Working With Special Needs Children in Out-of-School Time

The Special Kids Network (SKN) serves children and youth with special health care needs, by helping their families get the services and support these young people require to thrive in the community and develop to their full potential. The goal of this webinar is to ensure all children and youth are included in and have access to afterschool programs.

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Lights On Afterschool Training

Learn how to convene a successful Lights On Afterschool event. Now more than ever, it is critically important to advocate for afterschool, out-of-school time and summer learning programs. Join Afterschool Alliance staff and program staff from around the commonwealth as they describe Lights On Afterschool event best practices – from the simple to the more complex.

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Advocacy vs. Lobbying

Informing policymakers about the importance of afterschool, out-of-school time and summer learning is a major part of our work. Yet, we know that as non-profits we must be careful about what we say and what activities are appropriate. This webinar will teach you how to learn to differentiate between advocating and lobbying. Join Nikhil Pillai from Alliance for Justice as he reviews the criteria involved in making the case for an issue without running into legal trouble.

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Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program Basics

Join us as we learn the basics of EITC. This program offers tax credits to eligible businesses contributing to a Scholarship Organization, an Educational Improvement Organization, and/or a Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organization. Educational Improvement Organizations (EIO) offer innovative educational programming to public school students in Grades K-12. Learn whether this is a funding opportunity for your program. Our presenter is James O’Donnell, Director, Tax Credit Division, Center for Business Financing, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

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Engaging Families Through Hands-On STEM

Learn how to support family engagement in STEM learning in your out-of-school time program, build better understanding of strategies for connecting families and STEM, and decide on an approach that works best for you.

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