We connect and support Expanded Learning Leaders throughout California.

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Our mission

We exist to advance excellence and equity in California’s expanded learning programs by creating opportunities and developing models of effective, comprehensive, high quality program implementation and leadership. We are building capacity among a new generation of Technical Assistance (TA) providers. ASAP connected TA providers build mastery in creating safe and supportive learning environments for both staff and students.

Our services are aligned with the Strategic Plan of the California Department of Education Expanded Learning Division (ExLD). This alignment is actualized through support and collaboration with California’s System of Support for Expanded Learning – a diverse group of ExLD staff, County Office of Education staff, and education partners who work collaboratively to support public education programs, funded by the After School Education and Safety (ASES), 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) and Expanded Learning Opportunities programs (ELO-P).

Our vision

We connect, serve, and inspire those who support the 6000+ expanded learning programs across California. By facilitating connections that grow a comprehensive support network including youth and adults, we contribute to an aspirational vision for California’s schools in which all students, educators, and leaders have opportunities to feel valued, seen, and supported.

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Our why

Every element of the expanded learning ecosystem is critical in order for children and youth to be served effectively. Without any one part – from state leaders to families in their communities – the system can fail. We can learn more about the whole from the condition of its parts. In expanded learning programs, often it is the Site Coordinators who hold it all together to ensure that students thrive. This poem by Diego Arancibia, “Ode to the Site Coordinator,” captures our why.

Students Served in ASES, 21st, CCLC, and ELO-P Programs Throughout California

Expanded Learning Programs in California

Ongoing Funding for Expanded Learning in California

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