RETURN TO THE PLAYGROUND!

Join Event Chairs Ellen & Steve Miller and Honorary Chair Ben Leal as we enjoy an evening of nostalgic schoolyard fun at RECESS! Enjoy a bevy of indoor and outdoor games, gourmet cafeteria-inspired food, spiked adult juice boxes, LIVE MUSIC, our famous prize-filled sandbox, and much more!

ANNUAL REPORT

How did the pandemic affect our work? How were we able to move the needle for students? Check out our 2020-2021 annual report to learn more.

DALLAS AFTERSCHOOL

We level the playing field for children of all races and economic backgrounds by increasing the quality and availability of afterschool and summer programs for over 10,000 students in Dallas County.

CREATING A NEW FUTURE

Dallas Afterschool and our Board of Directors approced a special Strategic Plan for 2022 and 2023. This plan details how we will create a new future for Out-of-School Time, helping our partners recover, educating afterschool professionals, and ensuring students in Dallas catch up and keep up!

Three Hours a Day.

A Lifetime of difference.

Afterschool Partner Sites

Afterschool Professionals Trained

Students Impacted

Certified High Quality Sites

We make afterschool better.

SAFETY + QUALITY

We assess the safety and quality of afterschool programs so students can thrive. We work with afterschool partners to improve programming, and provide coaching, training, curriculum, technical assistance, and teaching resources.

ACCESS + EQUITY

There are only enough free and low-cost afterschool programs to meet 17% of student in need in Dallas! We work to increase public funding for afterschool at a systems-level so all families, regardless of zip code, income, and race, have access to safe, high quality programs.

RESEARCH

Whether it’s information on neighborhoods with the highest need or scholarly studies on how quality afterschool impacts students’ academic and emotional growth, we constantly work to build a strong case for the need for afterschool programs.

WORKFORCE

Qualified and caring staff are key to safe, high quality Out-of-School Time (OST) programming, We help the OST and early childhood communities hire and retain talented staff so they can focus on the most important priority, our students.

From Our Partners

“Partnering with Dallas Afterschool over the years has afforded our team numerous training and professional development hours, and as a result, we have improved the overall experience for both our parents and participants. We look forward to expanding our partnership to include additional program areas and sites.”

Crystal R. Ross

Deputy Director, Dallas Park and Recreation

“Kids need a place for themselves; school is something that is less their own and more what adults have for them. Afterschool provides more freedom for the former. Giving them that space for expression for imagination, for learning beyond the textbook, that is my goal. I just try to give my students what I needed at their age.”

Amanda Jackson

Site Coordinator, Daniel Webster Elementary