At CalSAC, we believe that giving isn't just about about sustaining the organization – it's about building a culture of philanthropy within CalSAC and across the out-of-school time field, creating opportunity for every person to contribute to and take ownership for those things that are most important to them and to pay forward a brighter future for the next generation.

CalSAC's programs exist because people who care have taken ownership through their financial contributions and fundraising - ensuring the services they care about continue to grow, and can reach the next generation of out-of-school time professionals.  At CalSAC, every person is challenged to take active, collective responsibility for making change - giving is one way this transformative work is accomplished.

“I want this work to never end. I want what CalSAC does to reach as many people as possible. I know that by giving and imploring others to give it will continue…I was fortunate [to be part of CalSAC’s programs] and I want to see someone else have the same opportunity.”
— LaTricia Scott, Leadership Development Institute for Emerging Leaders of Color 2015 Alum

CalSAC's 35 Years Strong Campaign

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In 1982, a few dedicated individuals were around a kitchen table forming CalSAC, because they believed that we could do better for our children and youth.  Today - 35 years later, we still believe that young people need and deserve more.  That’s why CalSAC is building a more equitable future for California’s children and families where:

  • Every child in California — regardless of income, race, or zip code — has access to high quality, affordable out-of-school time programs (like before school, afterschool and summer learning).

  • Every professional in the field has the resources they need and is valued for the important impact they have on the lives of children. 

Many things have changed over the past 35 years, yet CalSAC’s unique spirit continues, where people are at the center of our work and youth are at the heart of our actions.


Will you honor CalSAC’s 35 year legacy and invest in the next 35 years?