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VISTA Project

Afterschool Alliance

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $275,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2016–March 31, 2017
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant will allow the Afterschool Alliance to increase the quality and visibility of afterschool programs through the network building efforts of AmeriCorps VISTA members skilled in afterschool issues. The VISTA members will work to: 1) enhance the capacity of statewide afterschool networks; 2) increase implementation of the afterschool meals programs; 3) support STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning opportunities within the afterschool field; and 4) establish strong links between community partners and afterschool or summer learning programs to increase access to high quality education, enrichment, and mentoring opportunities for young men of color as part of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative.