Building Support for Expanded Access
Dallas Afterschool partners with local community members, funders, and advocates to bring greater awareness and to support expanded access to Out-of-School Time (OST) programs. We envision a city where all students have access to enriching experiences outside of the traditional school day.
Why It’s Important
In Dallas County, there are only enough free or low-cost afterschool seats to serve 17% of over 100,000 low-income students.
We lead local advocacy efforts, facilitate local awareness and collaboration, track local afterschool program capacity, and manage related special projects.
Want to Stay Up-to-Date on State, Local and District Policy?
Dallas Afterschool’s OST Policy Brief provides recommendations to support the Out-of-School Time community and the students we serve. This year’s report features guidelines on COVID-19, as well as City, State and District-level policy recommendations.