CAN Newsletter – August 28, 2018
In case you missed it, check out CAN’s Executive Director’s welcome back to after school message for 2018. Also, check out his most recent blog on the BOOST Cafe, “Doubling Down” which makes the case why this year is the time to double down on our efforts to create policies that value children, families, and communities.
There are still a small handful of available slots to attend the final Expanded Learning Summit to be held on September 5, 2018 in Visalia, California. We look forward to seeing you there. The Summits this year focus on a theme of creating a positive school climate and culture. Participants thus far have been inspired by high-quality workshops and keynote presentations, and they have connected with each other and the System of Support for Expanded Learning to learn innovative practices and address common challenges. Learn more and register for the final summit!
Lights On Afterschool is right around the corner! Join millions of Americans throughout the nation to celebrate the only nationwide rally to support keeping the lights on after school! Let’s put California at the top of the list for Lights on Afterschool Celebrations! Make sure your event is registered and check out tons of resources to help plan your event.
Last year, CAN helped the System of Support for Expanded Learning to implement Expanded Learning Grantee Orientations. Access all the web-based resources provided at the Orientations. Additionally, over the summer CAN released four Expanded Learning Grantee Orientation videos to orient Expanded Learning Grantees.
Learning in Afterschool and Summer spotlights a blog by Sam Piha’s about the shift from trauma informed care to healing centered engagement. The blog shares some great insight on a wonderful resource that can be used to help with this process. The blog also focuses on the book “Hope and Healing in Urban Education” by Dr.
The Healthy Behaviors Initiative is excited to share the Afterschool Primer on Working with Your Local Health Department. The Primer provides information on SNAP-Ed, the outcomes of a strong partnership with your Local Health Department and how to get started. If you are a Local Health Department, the primer discusses how partnerships with afterschool programs can help you reach your target population.