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We level the playing field for children of all races and economic backgrounds by increasing the safety, quality, and availability of afterschool and summer programs for over 17,000 students in Dallas County.


How was Dallas Afterschool able to support programs, develop the childcare workforce, and impact children this past year? Find out in our latest Annual Report!


We are currently seeking literacy tutors to help students in afterschool programs catch up and keep up. Interested applicants can apply through Strategic Focus.

Three Hours a Day.

A Lifetime of difference.

Afterschool Partner Sites

Professionals Trained

Children Impacted

We make afterschool better.


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


There are only enough free and low-cost afterschool programs to meet 17% of the 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.


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.


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 children.

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