Web Site List
Raises awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocates for quality, affordable programs for children.
Provides information about afterschool program promising practices for directors and other key people and features a searchable database, discussion board, and links to other resources. Sponsored by the AED Center for Youth Development.
The After-School Corporation
Works to enhance the quality, availability, and sustainability of comprehensive, daily afterschool programs.
Afterschool Curriculum Databases
Contains reviews of high-quality, hands-on activities for afterschool programs.
Provides a clearinghouse of federal resources for information and strategies to support youth during out-of-school hours.
The Afterschool Investments Project Resource List
Lists selected resources as a starting place for afterschool program developers and policymakers looking to build and increase the quality of school-age programs.
Provides links to organizations and agencies, resource lists, and a complete calendar of conference and events for afterschool professionals.
Offers sample surveys and other instruments for measuring a variety of issues.
Afterschool Training Toolkit
Provides afterschool directors and instructors the resources they need to design academically enriching activities that increase academic achievement.
Alliance for Nonprofit Management
Focuses on capacity building for nonprofit organizations.
American Youth Policy Forum
Provides learning opportunities for policy leaders, practitioners, and researchers working on youth and education (including afterschool) issues at all levels.
Arts Education Partnership
Involves more than 140 national education, arts, business, philanthropic, and government organizations that promote arts in learning and development.
Provides curriculum, links, and teaching materials for educational content areas.
Black Alliance for Educational Options
Supports parental choice to empower families and increase quality educational options for Black children.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Provides programs for children ages 6–18 in leadership development, health and fitness, and educational enhancement.
Promotes diversity, equal access to social, economic, and education resources, and equal participation in major institutions.
Center for Law and Social Policy
Offers information on law and policy affecting low-income families with children.
Center for Social and Emotional Education
Promotes social and emotional education as a basis for healthy development and children's capacity to learn.
Provides statistics and reports on children and families, including family and social environment, economic circumstances, health and health care, physical environment, safety, behavior, and education.
Collects and analyzes data and disseminates research on children.
Children, Youth and Family Consortium
Offers information and resources about children and families that connect research, teaching, policy, and community practice.
The Children's Defense Fund
Informs the public of children's needs and calls for investment into children and families.
Coalition for Community Schools
Advocates for community schools as the vehicle for strengthening schools, families, and communities so that together they can improve student learning.
Collaborative Communications Group
Develops collaborative solutions to education (including afterschool), workforce, and community challenges.
Community Foundations Leading Change
Seeks to help community foundations learn how to create thriving communities that work for all citizens.
Communities in Schools
Places existing resources, services, parents, and volunteers into classrooms to meet
Corporation for National and Community Service
Engages Americans in working toward strengthening communities and features three programs: Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America.
Encourages young people to be community-strengthening leaders.
Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management
Includes the Drucker self-assessment tool and many other resources.
Educational Resources Information Center Clearinghouse
Provides a large digital library of education literature.
Works to increase access and equity in mathematics, particularly for underrepresented students.
Family Education Network
Offers information to parents and hosts an ongoing forum for relevant K–12 discussions.
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
Provides arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and other learning resources from more than 40 federal organizations.
The Finance Project
Presents research analysis and policy for development, technical assistance, and peer and organizational networks to create better results for children, families, and communities.
FirstGov for Nonprofits
Links to federal government information and services.
Forum for Youth Investment
Works to increase the quality and quantity of youth investments and involvement.
Foundations for a Brighter Future
Offers professional development, training, technical assistance, assessment tools, and publications to build the quality of educational experience for children and youth nationwide.
FPG Child Development Institute
Conducts research that makes a difference in children's lives, helps families, and informs policy.
Free Management Library
Provides resources for nonprofit and for-profit organizations with an index of 675 topics.
Includes examples of successful campaigns, a list of vendors providing related services, and a free newsletter.
Offers a listing of fundraising products, services, and resources.
Includes more than 1,000 links for obtaining funding from an array of programs.
The Future of Children
Addresses issues related to children and families.
Strives to inspire girls to be strong, smart, and bold.
Links to federal grant opportunities.
The Harvard Family Research Project
Promotes strategic use of information to improve quality, accessibility, and sustainability of out-of-school-time programs.
Links to 20,000 organizations in 150 countries and provides information on volunteer, job, and internship opportunities.
The Innovation Center for Community and Youth Development
Partners with community organizations, researchers, policymakers, and philanthropists to promote youth and community development.
Institute for Educational Leadership
Researches and disseminates promising practices for education.
Institute for Research on Poverty
Provides research into the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the United States.
Institute for Youth Development
Dedicated to ensuring the best possible future for America's children by promoting positive choices and behaviors.
Learning Point Associates
Allows the reader to view key elements of high-quality complementary learning activities and programs, to view activities and programs that meet the criteria for high quality, and to submit an activity or program for consideration.
Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning
Provides classroom activities for educators.
The Mott Foundation
Provides information on professional development and community education resources.
The National 4-H Council
Involves youth as partners and resources in determining critical issues and responses within the communities they serve.
National Afterschool Association
Promotes quality programs for children and youth in their out-of-school time.
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Promotes education and advocacy for early childhood professionals.
National Child Care Information Center
Links information and people to complement, enhance, and promote the child care delivery system.
National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth
Offers a free information service for communities, organizations, and individuals interested in developing new and effective strategies for supporting young people and their families.
National Coalition for Parental Involvement in Education
Encourages parent and family involvement in their children's education and fosters home-school-community relationships to enhance education.
National Community Education Association
Offers leadership to those building learning communities in response to individual and community needs.
National Institute on Out-of-School Time
Provides youth and families access to programs, activities, and opportunities during non-school hours.
National Network for Youth
Advocates for at-risk young people with an emphasis on areas such as HIV prevention.
National Parent Information Network
Offers news, resources, and products for parents.
National Parent Teacher Association
Serves as a volunteer advocacy association of parents, educators, students, and citizens active in schools.
The National Parenting Center
Provides guidance and advice for parents from child-rearing experts.
National Science Teachers Association
Promotes excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning.
National Youth Development Information Center
Supports youth-development programs that prepare youth to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood.
Nonprofit Good Practice Guide
Provides information designed to help anyone manage a nonprofit organization efficiently and effectively.
One on One: The National Mentoring Partnership
Provides resources and information on mentoring and having one caring adult for each child.
The Out-of-School Time Learning and Development Project
Works in partnership with other organizations to build the out-of-school-time field with a focus on learning and development for children ages 5–13.
Parents for Public Schools
Unites community-based chapters across the nation in support of quality public education to ensure all schools effectively serve all children.
Partnership for Reading
Offers information, based on evidence from quality research, on effective strategies to teach reading to children, adolescents, and adults.
The Points of Light Institute
Supports volunteers working toward solving social problems in their communities.
Seeks to improve the effectiveness of social policies, programs, and community initiatives and contains a section on youth that includes afterschool programs.
Regional Educational Laboratory Network
Supports 10 U.S. Department of Education-funded educational laboratories that partner with state and local educators, community members, and policymakers in using research to address education reform and improvement.
The Robert Bowne Foundation
Supports the development of quality programs and publishes an annual journal of research, Afterschool Matters.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Brings together grantees and policymakers for educational purposes and to build working relationships.
The Rural School and Community Trust
Addresses the complex education issues in rural settings and advocates for optimal programs.
Save the Children
Focuses on the needs of children living in poverty internationally and offers a self-help approach to relief, recovery, and ongoing development.
Provides tips on grant writing and opportunities for preK–12 educators.
Provides leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy youth and communities.
Promotes and supports the continuous improvement of educational opportunities for all learners by developing tools, processes, and interventions designed to assist practitioners and policymakers with their work.
Stand for Children
Helps build children's action teams to influence changes in policies and increase awareness.
Superkids Educational Software Review
Provides impartial reviews by parents, teachers, and kids of children's educational software.
Promotes and supports anti-bias activism in every venue of life and provides a quarterly magazine for educators and students.
21st Century Community Learning Centers
Provides program description and general information on 21st Century Community Learning Centers.
U.S. Department of Education
Provides comprehensive educational information.
Volunteers of America
Supports local human service programs and opportunities for individual and community involvement.
William T. Grant Foundation
Supports research to improve the lives of young people, with particular interest in afterschool settings.
Encourages community collaboration for arts and education.
Provides services and resources focused on project-based activities and technology to create engaging learning environments.