Afterschool Programs – Building Tomorrow’s Workforce

This conference is only open to 21st Century Community Learning Centers grantees.

The conference will focus on advancing systems that support and promote collaboration and youth success and on key elements of high quality extra learning opportunities: academic achievement; child well-being and resiliency; community and family involvement; program management – policy, financing, leadership/administration, staffing and training; global learning; and research and evaluation.

These key elements will provide the backdrop for participants to learn about the development, implementation and sustainability of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by schools, youth, parents and the community at large.

Cohort 7, 8 & 9

  • The mandatory grantees’ meeting will be held March 20 from 9:00 AM – 11:45 AM. The program director and fiscal manager must attend this meeting.
  • Two representatives, one being the program director, must attend the pre-conference institutes the afternoon of March 20, and then attend the remainder of the conference from March 21-22.

Registration will be available in December.



This conference is presented by the Center for Schools and Communities in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Education.