- Program Education
- Program Area Advancing Afterschool
- Grant Amount $225,000
- Grant Period October 1, 2015–September 30, 2018
- Location Des Moines, IA, United States
- Geographic Focus Iowa
About this grant
This grant to the Chrysalis Foundation will support the development of the Iowa Statewide Afterschool Network to continue to build an afterschool and summer learning system that improves outcomes for children and youth through school-based or school-linked afterschool programs. Over the next three years, the network will support the development of policy, partnerships, and funding to benefit youth in afterschool programs. The network’s specific initiatives will include: 1) engaging new policymaker champions in support of afterschool and summer learning; 2) creating a new database initiative to document the current state of afterschool in Iowa; and 3) expanding and improving the training and professional development opportunities to improve the reach and quality of afterschool programming.