School leaders are looking for authentic partnerships with organizations to support them in helping young people succeed.
When Community Based Organizations and schools partner they can have a powerful and positive impact on the needs of the whole child. In addition, Expanded Learning programs are designed with a focus on continuous quality improvement, this allows programs to be tailored to each community’s unique needs. This partnership will also leverage support and involvement from other community businesses and organizations.
Expanded Learning opportunities demonstrate effective collaboration between school districts and community partners by providing resources that are aligned with LEA goals.
About California’s Expanded Learning Programs
Since 2007, roughly 4,500 schools in California have offered Expanded Learning opportunities.
25% of California students participate in before and after school, summer learning, and intercession programs (CA After 3, 2014).
California’s investment in Expanded Learning Opportunities is nearly $700 million per year when state and federal funding are combined, leading all over states combined.
Governor Brown signed SB1221 (Hancock) into law in 2014, which improves Expanded Learning programs’ impact on students by focusing on summer learning loss and strengthens program quality.