Afterschool, before-school, and summer programs have become essential supports for working parents and a key part of life for many American children. These programs offer safe havens for children, as well as academic and development opportunities that many children and youth need.
But despite a growth in after-school programs nationwide, many communities struggle to finance and sustain quality programs.
In the past decade, The Finance Project has developed unparalleled resources that help leaders address financing and sustainability issues for out-of-school time programs. The Out-of-School Time clearinghouse brings together The Finance Project’s resources with resources developed by other organizations dedicated to building better after-school programs.