PCY is committed to supporting and sustaining expanded learning systems across the Bay Area and state of California. As an intermediary, we unite stakeholders around a shared mission to coordinate and maximize resources and drive improvement.
PCY Technical Assistance was created to support efforts to raise the quality of expanded learning programming across districts, cities, and local nonprofits. PCY recognizes it takes time to improve and sustain quality. This time involves a continuous cycle of learning that must be ongoing and organized. We aim to link learning, leadership, and collaboration among the initiative participants with the goal of building their capacity to independently sustain these efforts of learning and improvement over time.
If you or your organization are interested in participating in PCY Technical Assistance, contact Daren@partnerforchildren.org.
There are two core features of BACL. Initiative participants must be implementing the following features within their expanded learning programs, projects, initiatives, and/or systems in order to participate:
Our after school and summer technical assistance work focuses on improving the design and quality of programs through professional development, increasing the number of children and youth in quality after school programs and ensuring that expanded learning programs can be sustained over time by helping to identify and secure funding from sources including the 21st Century Community Learning Center program, After School Education and Safety and Proposition 49.
After School Safety and Education for Teens (ASSETs)
Effective ASSETs programs offer an important resource ensuring young people are on track to graduate from high school, and are beginning to develop plans and the needed skills for the challenges of adult life. PCY was an early advocate for high school after-school programs, leading to state legislation that created California’s high school after school initiative – the first of its kind in the country.