SEPT 22: Help us amplify the power of quality out of school time programming throughout our community with a gift on North Texas Giving Day. Three hours a day yields a lifetime of difference!
OCT 20: Lights on Afterschool. A nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities.
MAR 24: Save the Date! Our biggest event, RECESS! 2017 will take place next year at the Dallas Arboretum.
An investment in our community's children is an investment in our city's future. Help us improve quality and increase access to afterschool and summer programs today.
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|September 15, 2016 // Vol. 1, Issue 1
|Dallas Afterschool Turns 10!
A letter from our CEO:
Dallas Afterschool was founded in 2007 to serve as the unifying organization among afterschool agencies throughout Dallas County. Now, 10 years later, Dallas Afterschool works alongside over 130 sites, 9,000 students and hundreds of program staff annually to improve quality and increase access to the out of school time programming that underserved children need to be successful in school and life. The past ten years have taught us that now more than ever, quality afterschool and summer programs are critical for students, parents, and our community as a whole. Continue reading here.
| Tackle Summer
Nationally, low-income students experience an average summer learning loss in reading achievement of more than two months every year. Cumulatively, this learning loss contributes to sizable achievement gaps that are difficult to close during traditional school hours alone. Click here to learn more about Tackle Summer Slide and how the program is improving academic achievement for Dallas students.
In the News
My Sweet Charity
Dallas Afterschool was the first non-profit to be featured on My Sweet Charity as a part of the NTXGiving Day Booster Series. Click here to read the full article!
America After 3PM
A new report by the Afterschool Alliance reveals how afterschool aids communities of concentrated poverty.
Visit this link for insight into the newest "America After 3PM" data and research on the afterschool program experience of children and families in neighborhoods with the highest levels of poverty.