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The Afterschool Alliance is seeking up to two Engage Every Student Fellows to support our role as an Engage Every Student partner. Fellows will provide critical support in developing a deeper understanding of how federal
investments to support COVID recovery are impacting afterschool and summer enrichment programs in the field
and will monitor and elevate new related resources from allies and partners. Please join us in the critical work of
understanding and helping narrow the equity and opportunity gaps that youth experience in accessing quality
learning experiences outside of school.
Afterschool and summer enrichment programs are comprehensive programs, often conducted in partnership with schools, families, and communities, that help students in grades K-12 with a range of activities and academic
supports during hours when school is not in session. Research has shown that quality afterschool programs
improve students’ academics, behavior, and attendance while supporting the foundational skills that are necessary for success in college, career, and life.
In July 2022, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona launched the Engage Every Student Initiative, a bold new call to action to utilize American Rescue Plan funds, alongside other state and local funds, to ensure that every child who wants a spot in a high-quality out-of-school time (OST) program has one. The Engage Every Student Initiative builds on more than two decades of work to develop and grow 21st Century Community Learning Centers, the chief federal funding stream for afterschool and summer learning programs. The Afterschool Alliance is one of the Engage Every Student coordinating partners, working alongside the Department of Education to help realize the vision of universal afterschool and summer opportunities.
Engage Every Student Fellows at the Afterschool Alliance will work closely with the Research and Policy teams,
under the supervision of the VP of Research, to deepen work conducted thus far to examine and catalogue state
and local education agency plans, spending, and implementation as they relate to spending on afterschool and
summer learning programs. Efforts will include document review, database mining, online research, and field
interviews to document how much of the $122 Billion federal investment in COVID recovery is being used to
support comprehensive afterschool and summer enrichment programs. The research conducted by Fellows will be essential to helping improve program access and to sustain and grow federal, state, and local investments in
afterschool and summer programs.
To apply for this job please visit afterschoolalliance.org.