Financial Sustainability for Afterschool & Summer
OregonASK completed a two year sustainabilty project in 2013 with fourteen 21st CCLC programs across the state. During the two years, OregonASK developed an afterschool model for creating sustainability plans, worked through implementation, and discovered a few key barriers nearly all afterschool programs in Oregon face. For a look at the full OregonASK report, click here to read through our findings and recommendations for the future.
We have continued to work with a number of programs around the state as we guide them through the plan development and into implementation. If you are interested in finding out more about building sustainable community programs, you can look through the resource links provided below or contact us directly with questions about sustainability for your program.
Financial Strategies to Support Citywide Systems of Out-of-School Time Programs a report made possible by the Wallace Foundation, in collaboration with the National League of Cities.
Afterschool Alliances Sustainability Workbook highlights a number of strategies and tools that programs can use to help build sustainability within their community.
An expansive look at Sustainability in School-linked AfterSchool Programs, including a number of case studies of successful approaches, research to support programs, and resources to connect with to help build your own sustainable program.
Potential Funding Opportunities
Click HERE for a guide on finding funding resources for afterschool in Oregon and beyond. Although the funding guide was assembled several years ago, many of the sources listed continue to fund afterschool and summer programs with specific focuses in Health & Wellness, STEAM, Literacy or Youth Development.