CalSAC programs connect professionals, enhance competency and build a community of leaders.

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CalSAC Trainer Network

A network which builds the training and facilitation skills of leaders in the field who, in turn, provide training to afterschool program staff, volunteers and administrators working in a variety of programs across the state. Free and low cost training available.

English Learner Training & Professional Development Project

Strengthens the capacity of out-of-school time providers to deliver high quality programming that meets the needs of English Learner children and youth.


CalSAC Leadership programs range from regional, multi-day trainings to year-long fellowships that aim to increase the capacity for emerging leaders in the field to create more responsive programming, policies, and services that reflect the diversity of California.

STEM Projects

Energenius® OST Curriculum - Energenius® Out of School Time Program training modules were created through a partnership between PG&E and CalSAC. It is designed to engage children and youth to think about how they use energy, how energy is measured, paid for, and ways to save energy. Children and youth will understand how they can help reduce the impacts of energy use and production on the environment, and also practice influencing others to take energy-saving actions.

California Academy of Sciences Science Action Club - Science Action Club (SAC) is a comprehensive science and nature learning experience designed for middle school youth in out-of-school time. The full suite of resources includes easy-to-read science curriculum guides, supplies for hands-on nature investigations, custom-configured digital resources, and professional development training and support that enables afterschool providers to offer Science Action Club in their local communities.

ACSE - builds the capacity of staff to implement ICT4me, an afterschool and summer youth-based curriculum for middle schoolers to develop information and computer technology (ICT) fluency, interest in mathematics, and knowledge of ICT careers, while simultaneously studying the experience of the afterschool staff and their growth and interest in pursuing STEM careers and further formal STEM education.

NPASS - builds the capacity of existing program staff by providing ongoing training that builds the knowledge and skills of staff to deliver STEM curriculum coupled with ongoing coaching and technical assistance.

Summer TA Network Project

Strenthens the capacity of out-of-school time and expanded learning programs to deliver high quaity summer programming that aligns with nationally- and state-based research and proven best practices.


A program in which CalSAC allocates funding to state-subsidized school-age care sites in Alameda County for professional development and retention.