Planning for Sustainability Is a Community Affair for the Rock Island-Milan School District #41 21st CCLC Program
Serving the Quad Cities area since 2008, the Rock Island-Milan School District #41 21st CCLC program uses data and strong partnerships to communicate the program’s success. These strategies help the 21st CCLC team prepare to sustain some of the program’s most successful activities.
There Is Always a Focus on Sustainability at Rock Island County Regional Office of Education 21st CCLC Program
At the Rock Island County Regional Office of Education 21st CCLC program, the afterschool team sees investments in staff and high-quality programming as essential to sustainability planning.
Leveraging Data to Improve Program Quality
By leveraging data, you can improve program design, enhance your program’s relationship with the school day, and better recruit key program partners. But accessing and making sense of data can be a challenge for new and veteran program directors alike. This archived webinar from the U.S. Department of Education’s You for Youth website provides an overview of the types of data your 21st CCLC program should collect, discusses strategies for communicating results, offers tips for managing and maintaining data, and describes how to use data for program improvement.
Three Barriers Preventing a Thriving Workforce
The afterschool field is dealing with a workforce crisis that includes major challenges impeding the recruitment and retainment of direct service staff. A new blog post from the National AfterSchool Association identifies three long-term barriers that can prevent afterschool leaders from creating a thriving workforce. The blog post explores these challenges and offers strategies that afterschool leaders can employ to address them.
Important Dates and Events
Grants and Other Opportunities
The Grants for Arts Projects, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, supports organizations deploying artistically excellent public projects in the areas of artist communities, arts education, dance, design, folk and traditional arts, literary arts, local arts agencies, media arts, museums, music, musical theater, opera, presenting and multidisciplinary works, theater, and visual arts. Proposals are accepted for new or existing projects of any size and in all phases, from planning through implementation. Learn more on the Grants for Arts website.
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