June 8, 2017 – The California Legislature 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 400,000 California low-income students every day.
The Budget Conference Committee voted to provide an additional $50 million for ASES programs in Fiscal Year 2017-18. The campaign is encouraged by the Administration’s support for the Proposition 98 conference committee package, which includes the ASES increase, that a signature is on its way. Though the Legislature’s proposal only goes halfway in meeting the field’s fiscal needs of a $9 daily rate in response to the state rising 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.
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