We provide schools and their community partners with assistance in financing, improving and sustaining after school and summer programs.

Summer Matters

Our Summer Matters campaign is the first-ever statewide initiative focused on creating and expanding access to high quality summer learning opportunities for all California students. Summer Matters is increasing the number of students served by summer learning programs and generating momentum and support for summer learning among education, elected, business, civic, and philanthropic leaders across the state.

Go to the Summer Matters website to learn more

Summer STEM
Summer provides a unique opportunity for hands-on learning and activities, perfect for children and youth to be involved in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. The Summer STEM Brief outlines the lessons learned from three years of high-quality summer STEM programs throughout the Bay Area.

Our goals for STEM programs in the summer include:

– Increase youth interest and confidence in STEM topics through innovative programming.

– Strengthen staff ability and confidence to teach STEM in summer and after school.

– Develop a replicable and sustainable model for technical assistance in summer STEM programs.

– Inform statewide efforts in STEM programming with local best practices.


Download our latest update on our ongoing Summer STEM program

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Find resources and research around Expanded Learning, Community Schools and Policy & Advocacy including briefs, data sheets, funding guides, training tools and links to other partners in the field.

Policy & Advocacy

We serve as a bridge between on-the-ground needs and the work of policy makers at the local, state and federal levels, advocating for policies that enable schools and their community partners to improve services provided to students and their families.

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