Afterschool Workforce Survey Findings

In April 2012, the California Employment Development Department's (EDD) Labor Market Information Division (LMID) partnered with the California Department of Education (CDE) to distribute the 2012 After-School Program Survey to over 4,000 After School Education and Safety (ASES) and 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) programs. The survey objective was to gather information that can be used to support CDE's workforce initiatives for ASES and CCLC programs and their respective personnel. The initiative's primary goals are to address the current and anticipate the future occupational needs of after-school programs and support the career development goals of program personnel.

CalSAC's 35 Years Strong Giving Campaign - How'd We Do?

We're just a little excited because...we met our year-end fundraising goal! We raised over $35,000 and unlocked an additional $35K in matching funds to help CalSAC unite, empower and transform the out-of-school time community and the children and youth in their care. 

We are so grateful for all of our supporters who helped ensure that CalSAC's work continues to create ripple effects of opportunity, equity and transformation throughout California, both for professionals and the young people they serve.  CalSAC is able to work for another 35 years towards a future where every child and family can access the transformative learning opportunities that out-of-school time (like before school, afterschool, and summer learning programs) provides.

As part of CalSAC's 35 Years Strong Giving campaign, we said that if we met our different fundraising milestones, we would do a fun challenge for each milestone met. Thanks to our supporters, we met ALL of the milestones which means we did ALL of the challenges. Find them below!

Take the 2018 After School Funding Survey

Take the 2018 After School Funding Survey

It is essential that your voice is heard! This 10 minute survey will be used to capture perspectives from after school providers to help drive funding and policy priorities. Your voice is critical to help policymakers determine if and how the additional $50 million has benefited programs and to support future actions to address any remaining financial need to run quality after school programs.

LLC Webinar | Liberating Structures: How Leadership Development Can Create Racial Equity & Social Justice

LLC Webinar | Liberating Structures: How Leadership Development Can Create Racial Equity & Social Justice

The Leadership Learning Community hosted CalSAC's Executive Director, Ruth Obel-Jorgensen, and Director of Programs, Aleah Rosario, as they talked about how the Leadership Development Institute is helping increase the number of leaders of color in the nonprofit sector, and how the fellowships address the practices and biases of governing nonprofit organizations. 

Lights on Afterschool 2017


Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. The effort has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement and generates media coverage across the country each year.

The Afterschool Alliance organizes Lights On Afterschool to draw attention to the many ways afterschool programs support students by offering them opportunities to learn new things—such as science, community service, robotics, Tae Kwon Do and poetry—and discover new skills. The events send a powerful message that millions more kids need quality afterschool programs.