Almost all afterschool staff say that they do not get enough professional development due to lack of time, money, coverage and other factors. Girls, minorities, and low income/underserved students experience significant challenges in gaining access to programs offering technology and STEAM activities.

To ensure our funders’ understanding of your professional development and programming needs, we are asking afterschool site staff who deliver programming, to complete this 4-minute survey by April 30, 2020. If you have any questions regarding the survey, contact PSAYDN.

As we secure the basic safety of our homes and communities, we must not forget the important, once-a-decade 2020 U.S. Census currently underway. The information collected by this nationwide counting effort will shape public spending, research and decision-making for the next ten years, from federal education, health and infrastructure allocations to the number of seats each state occupies in the House of Representatives. An accurate census count ensures that communities have the resources they need to respond to emergencies and thrive in less turbulent times.

Advocates had planned robust in-person campaigns to guide families to participate, but such gatherings are not possible, for now. Advocates are quickly turning to online resources to encourage all families to take part in the 2020 U.S. Census.

Connect with other afterschool and summer learning providers across the state via our new Pennsylvania Afterschool Provider Facebook Group.

Walmart reports increased sales in tops, not bottoms, as more people telework.

The outbreak of COVID-19 raises questions and concerns for all of us. We are gathering examples of effective guidance for programs, and issues you might want to consider. Send any guidance you have received, questions you have, suggestions, best practices, questions you are struggling with to the Afterschool Alliance and they will share them.

On March 27 the House passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), also known as the Third COVID-19 Supplemental Relief bill, and the president signed the legislation into law. The bill has several provisions that are essential for afterschool providers.

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