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Illinois Statewide Afterschool Network

Metropolitan Family Services

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $225,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2023–September 30, 2026
  • Location Chicago, IL, United States
  • Geographic Focus Illinois

About this grant

This grant will support Metropolitan Family Services which coordinates the Illinois State Afterschool Network to expand access to high-quality afterschool programs for young people. Specific initiatives will include: 1) increase the number of afterschool programs available for young people through increasing recruitment and retention of workers in afterschool programs; 2) enhance youth outcomes through emphasis on equity in professional development and program accessibility and design; 3) work with education stakeholders and policymakers to design and implement education recovery funding to help Illinois youth recover and thrive; 4) Work with the Mott Foundation to design future afterschool programs and ecosystems; and 5) support the promotion and distribution of Mizzen resources.