Funding Sources for Expanded Learning_ 5.11.21 (1)

Funding Sources for Expanded Learning Programs & How to Apply

Tuesday, May 11, 2:00 - 3:30pm

Join us for our next meeting of the Peer Learning Series to learn about funding opportunities! There will also be plenty of time for breakout rooms to compare notes with peers on the complicated search for funding and other current concerns for providers.

Jennifer I. Dietrich, Director of Policy at Partnership for Children & Youth will

    • Outline the infusion of state and federal funding that can be used for expanded learning opportunities, including afterschool and summer programming
    • Provide examples of creative uses to leverage these resources
    • Provide tips and tools providers can use to build support and access funding locally in support of their students, school communities, and workforce
    • Share advocacy priorities and opportunities from the California Afterschool Advocacy Alliance (CA3)

This series is made possible through the generous support of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

Partners: Community Equity CollaborativeCounty of San Mateo; InPlayOffices of Supervisors Carole Groom and Dave PineSan Mateo County Office of EducationStanford Haas Center for Public Service.

*Zoom information will be sent to registered attendees.

Register Here



Meet the Speaker


Jennifer I. Dietrich, Director of Policy, Partnership for Children & Youth

Jen Dietrich is the Director of Policy at the Partnership for Children & Youth, a statewide non-profit based in the Bay Area of California, focusing on high-quality learning opportunities for under-resourced communities across the state. In her role at the Partnership for Children & Youth, Jen coordinates the California Afterschool Advocacy Alliance (CA3) - an advocacy coalition made up of more than 20 community based and advocacy organizations across California to improve the quality of and access to expanded learning programs. After a decade of flat funding for California’s after school programs, this coalition led the Save After school campaign to secure two state funding increases totaling $100 million, critical funding that helped keep after school programs open for more than 400,000 children and families that count on them each day.

Jen joined Partnership for Children & Youth in 2012 with five years of legislative experience at the state and federal levels. In Washington, D.C., she served two Members of Congress from California. In Sacramento, Jen advised two Chairs of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance during the Great Recession. 


Become a member and gain access to exclusive member benefits.

Sign up to receive Thrive updates, useful reports, and event announcements.