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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, 2020–September 30, 2023
  • Location Chicago, IL, United States
  • Geographic Focus Illinois

About this grant

This grant will support Metropolitan Family Services which coordinates the Illinois Statewide Afterschool Network to continue development of policy, partnerships and resources to benefit youth in afterschool programs. Specific initiatives will include: 1) increasing communications activities to build public awareness about the importance of afterschool; 2) developing white papers and materials to educate the public on the value of afterschool and opportunity for growth; 3) creating best practices and resources to help afterschool providers implement and utilize quality standards; and 4) supporting the promotion and distribution of the Mizzen by Mott App.