Thank you for believing in our mission, investing in our work, and making a lifetime of difference to Dallas students!

Haven't given this year?  There's still time to make an impact.


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 14,000 students in Dallas County.


In honor of our 15th anniversary, we are hosting a brand new regional conference for Out-of-School Time (OST) leaders and professionals! Mark your calendars for May 4th to 5th, 2023, and join us to learn more about trends and best practices that provide the greatest positive impact on students and the OST system. 


What progress has Dallas Afterschool made this past year? Check out our 2021-2022 Impact Report to learn more!

Three Hours a Day.

A Lifetime of difference.

Afterschool Partner Sites

Hours of Training Provided

Students Impacted

We make afterschool better.


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.


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.


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 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