Webinars

  • How School Districts and Programs Are Leveraging ESSER Funds to Support Afterschool and Summer Learning

    In late January 2025, school districts and states will face the liquidation deadline for more than $120 billion America Rescue Plan ESSER III funds. How have these funds been used to date in support of comprehensive afterschool and summer enrichment programs? How have school – community partnerships been leveraged to support students when school is…


  • Afterschool in Native American and Tribal Communities: Perspectives, Programs & Practices

    This webinar featured an in-depth conversation with afterschool and summer providers working to meet the needs of Native American and Indigenous youth and families. Attendees learned about Native American families’ perspectives on afterschool programs, from what families are looking for to barriers to participation, and potential areas of growth to help the afterschool field reach more…


  • Parent and Family Engagement Webinar

    This webinar highlighted the U.S. Department of Education’s priorities pertaining to parent and family engagement and spotlighted the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center Program’s emphasis on ensuring that families of students served have opportunities for active and meaningful engagement. Additionally, the webinar featured parent and family engagement strategies of local and statewide…


  • Staff Recruitment and Retention Webinar

    The Staff Recruitment and Retention Webinar spotlighted the National Afterschool Association’s Thriving Out-of-School Time Workforce Initiative and the Out-of-School Time Job Design Framework. Additionally, the webinar featured staff recruitment and retention strategies of statewide and local organizations. Webinar Participants: Angelica Portillo, National AfterSchool Association Ben Trentelman, Utah Afterschool Network Tiffany Gipson, California AfterSchool Network Marjorie…


  • Youth Voice & Choice Webinar

    The Youth Voice and Choice Webinar spotlighted the Powered by Youth Voice: Future Directions for Afterschool initiative and youth survey. Additionally, the webinar featured strategies of youth-centered organizations within a range of entities including afterschool and summer learning programs, school districts and city government. Webinar Participants: Hikma Sherka, Every Hour Counts John Weiss, Neutral Zone…


  • Program Funding & Sustainability Webinar: Part Two

    Part Two of the Program Funding and Sustainability Webinar Series focused on Program Sustainability. The webinar provided a definition and framework for sustainability. It also highlighted the role of partnerships for out-of-school time program sustainability with a panel of participants from a range of sectors. Webinar Participants: Hillary Oravec, National Comprehensive Center at Westat Brian Doran,…


  • Program Funding and Sustainability Webinar: Part One

    Part One of the Program Funding and Sustainability Webinar Series focused on Program Funding. This webinar provided an overview of Federal Funds that can be leveraged for Afterschool and Summer Learning. Panelists highlighted program funding strategies and feature afterschool and summer learning program providers, city and district leadership. Webinar Participants: Lucas Held, Wallace Foundation Sean Palmer, EducationCounsel…


  • Engage Every Student: Building Community Connections to Expand OST Access

    In this GLR Learning Tuesdays webinar we gain an early briefing on the Engage Every Student, a new federal initiative that aims to provide high-quality out-of-school time (OST) learning opportunities for every child who wants to participate. Webinar speakers were representative of the U.S. Department of Education; the National Summer Learning Association; AASA, The School…