June 27, 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!
Legislator Letter in Support of ASES Increase 2017
Webinar Recording: Advocacy Strategies to Support After School Programs
City of Los Angeles Resolution
Los Angeles Unified School District Resolution
Request to the California Legislative Women's Caucus 2017
Legislator Letter in Support of ASES Increase 2016
Legislator Letter in Support of ASES Increase 2015