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The California Afterschool & Summer Challenge

The CA Afterschool & Summer Challenge aims to educate and empower professionals, youth, and families to engage in grassroots advocacy statewide and locally to advance the out-of-school time field. We're joining forces with the California Afterschool Advocacy Alliance (CA3) in a campaign to increase After School Education and Safety (ASES) funding. Your voice at the Capitol is a critical component! 

13th annual CA Afterschool & Summer Challenge
May 15-16, 2017 | Sacramento, CA

View photos from the event!


Save Afterschool Campaign

The campaign to increase the After School Education and Safety (ASES) daily rate is lead by the California Afterschool Advocacy Alliance (CA3). CA3 is an alliance of afterschool providers and advocacy organizations that are dedicated to promoting legislative and administrative policies that enhance the quality and accessibility of afterschool programs. CalSAC is a proud supporter of the campaign and is committed to engaging the field in advocating for increased funding for afterschool programs.

Learn more about the Save Afterschool campaign and take action today. 

Use your voice and the Save Afterschool Social Media Kit to advocate for Afterschool during the CA Afterschool and Summer Challenge on May 15-16.


New! Advocate Toolkit

Download our newly released Advocate Toolkit designed for program providers, families, youth, supporters, champions and advocates who care about high-quality out-of-school time, expanded learning, afterschool and summer opportunities for children and youth. The Advocate Toolkit contains information on the current legislative and budget context impacting the field, an overview of the California State Legislature, and best practices, how-to’s, tools and resources on grassroots advocacy that will prepare you to engage in local advocacy efforts.

Download it for free here!