Because of YOU, the state budget includes additional funding for state afterschool programs! This funding provides temporary relief to keep afterschool programs open this year, but it falls short of what programs need to provide high quality service in future years.

We will continue to fight to make sure afterschool programs remain available for the children, families, schools, and communities who count on them each day.

Here’s how you can help:

1. Sign the petition to save afterschool

Updated Petition: Tell the Governor and the Legislature that you support increased funding for the After School Education and Safety (ASES) program and to develop a plan to keep these high-quality programs open in the future. You can add your name as an individual, an organization, or both. More than 16,000 individuals have already shared their support for more funding for ASES programs and the students and families they serve.

2. contact congress

Fight back against President Trump's proposed elimination of federal funding for afterschool. Contact Congress through Afterschool Alliance's easy form.

3. share your story

Tell us what you are experiencing in your after school program:

4. become an afterschool advocate

Looking to make a larger impact? Become an Afterschool Advocate to make a bold stand, adding your voice to California Afterschool Advocacy Alliance's powerful chorus of afterschool providers, school districts, and child and family advocates.