The Long Game: How One AfterSchool Intermediary Organization and Its Partners Shaped Policy, Practice and Perception in California

The State of California has allocated an unprecedented sum of $4.6 billion in one-time relief and $3.4 billion in permanent funding to expand afterschool and summer learning opportunities. This report provides an historical perspective on how their advocacy efforts planted seeds for more sustainable state investment by building relationships and partnerships with community-based providers, state and federal agencies, and legislators and through strategic communication. The lessons from CA are relevant for other city and state intermediaries who would like to increase city and state investment in afterschool and summer.  There is a companion webinar that can be found here:


The Wallace Foundation
Daniel Browne
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25 pages
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