North Carolina

North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs

Established in 2002, the North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP) is a comprehensive statewide afterschool and expanded learning network, with key partners including afterschool providers, state agencies, state and local policymakers, law enforcement, universities and community colleges, business, and the philanthropic community, working together to increase access to high quality afterschool and expanded learning programs for all children and youth in North Carolina, especially for those at-risk of education failure.

Accomplishments: 
  • NC CAP’s annual SYNERGY conference reaches 500 afterschool directors, front-line staff, state administrators, and funders from across the state with over 30 workshops and networking opportunities. The 2016 SYNERGY conference will be held March 21-23 at the Marriott Raleigh City Center.

  • NC CAP advocates for federal, state, and local opportunities for students and communities.

  • With information coming from a multitude of partners, NC CAP is a clearinghouse for the latest research, current trends, and hot topics in the afterschool and expanded learning field.

Current Projects and Initiatives: 
  • Through numerous statewide surveys over the years, professional development for the afterschool and expanded learning field continues to be reported as a priority need.

  • NC CAP’s ‘3 to 6’ campaign proposal builds on the network’s reputation as the state’s “voice” of afterschool by uniting over 35 partners to address afterschool accessibility and sustainability.