New York

New York State Network for Youth Success

The New York State Network for Youth Success - formerly ASW: NYSAN - works to strengthen the capacity and commitment of communities, programs and professionals to increase access to high-quality programs and services beyond the traditional classroom.

Accomplishments: 
  • NYSAN supports the development of an effective and integrated statewide system of high-quality afterschool, summer, and other expanded learning opportunities (ELOs) by leading policy efforts, providing testimony at budget hearings, hosting policy events and hosting professional development opportunities.

  • NYSAN hosted a Summit on Local Leadership for Afterschool, Summer and Expanded Learning Opportunities to develop students and engage communities.

  • NYSAN assisted in organizing Believe in Children Advocacy Day with our early learning partners at Winning Beginning.

  • New York City began over 300 new middle school afterschool programs through the SONYC program funded through a combination of city and state dollars.

  • Systems-building: Two new Regional Networks, H.O.S.T Collaborative and Expanded Learning Network of Broome and Tioga were added to NYSAN, were added to NYSAN’s partners.

  • NYSAN also began convening a New York State Learning Community of state educational association leaders around the importance of expanding learning opportunities through school-community partnerships.

Current Projects and Initiatives: 
  • NYS Learning Community around expanded learning through school-community partnerships including more than 20 members from state education alliances, community-based organizations, and public agencies.

  • NYSAN has continued to advocate for additional state funding for afterschool programs, and in 2014 asked the Governor to include $178.5 million in his Executive Budget. This funding was not added, so NYSAN will continue to push for more funding in the future.