Connecticut After School Network

The Connecticut After School Network is a partnership of individuals and organizations promoting young people’s safety, healthy development and learning outside the traditional classroom. Our vision is that every Connecticut child and youth will have the opportunity to participate in high quality, affordable after school programs.

Current Projects and Initiatives: 
  • The Connecticut After School Network continues to be the premier provider of professional development for those who work in the after school and summer programs in Connecticut. From orientation training for high school students working with younger students, workshops for front-line staff, supervisors, and program managers, all the way to strategic planning retreats for board members, the Network is the place to turn for all your training needs.
  • The Network’s advocacy efforts secured new funding of $1 million dollars from the Tobacco Settlement Fund for one-year grants to after school programs and $300,000 for a pilot Summer Learning Grant program.
  • In addition, the Network successfully led the fight to preserve the state-funded After School Grant Program, $4.5 million that supports two-year competitive grants to schools and community based agencies and serves more than 5,000 students. Network staff coordinated outreach efforts and members met with legislators all across the state. Twenty-six organizations and individuals submitted written testimony in support of afterschool funding, many more than in any previous year.