After school education and safety (ases)
February, 2018 – The Legislature and Governor heard your calls to #SaveAfterSchool by providing the first funding increase for ASES in over a decade. While we are grateful for the rate increase, we only secured half of our budget request. With the annually rising state minimum wage, many programs expect to be in the same dire need within the next few years. That is why the Save After School Campaign is requesting an additional $76.3 million to raise the daily formula to an average $9.25 per student in 2018-19. We are thankful to have Senator Connie Leyva (D-Chino) supporting this budget request again!
June, 2017 – California took a leap forward for students, families, and communities and provided critically needed funding for the After School Education and Safety (ASES) programs that benefit over 600,000 California low-income students across California. Governor Jerry Brown signed the California State Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-18, which included an additional $50 million in ongoing funding for the After School Education and Safety (ASES) program. Though the $50 million only goes halfway in meeting the field's current fiscal needs of a $9 daily rate in response to the increased state minimum wage, this is an essential first step that will allow programs to stay open and ensure thousands of students continue to have a safe place to go after the school bell rings. This significant success could not have been possible without key legislators who prioritized our budget request, the Governor shifting his position on where additional funding for after school should come from, and YOU! Read the full press release.
The control, regulate, and tax adult use of marijuana act of 2016
February, 2018 – Assembly Member Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) has introduced AB 1744 to help increase the access and quality of after school programs for youth in California's most underserved communities through tax revenue from Prop. 64 - the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act of 2016, in which voters were told millions of dollars would be raised for after school programs.
21st century community learning centers (21st cclc)
February, 2018 – President Trump has called for the elimination of funding for 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) in his 2019 budget blueprint. 21st CCLC is the only federal funding explicitly for expanded learning (after school and summer) programs. Many programs in California depend on this funding, particularly summer learning programs and programming for high school students (for which this is the only public funding source).
How you can help: Contact your federal representatives about this proposal that would result in thousands of jobs lost and hundreds of thousands of young people on the streets without a safe place to go after school.
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