To be the regional resource, venue, and voice for afterschool and expanded learning systems-building in the region while communicating to local, state, and federal stakeholders about the benefits of out-of-school time enrichment opportunities.
Hosted by the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, the After-School Network of Western New York serves as an intersection point for after-school and out-of-school time stakeholders in Erie County. The network engages in systems-level work around policy, partnerships, and quality assurance to create conditions for programs to operate effectively and meet the diverse needs of young people in the region in out-of-school time settings. ASNWNY brings together program staff and community leaders to advance a vision of quality out-of-school programming for all students in the region. ASNWNY meets quarterly and operates several standing committees: (1). Steering, (2). Advocacy, (3). Systems Building, and (4). Professional Development. All out-of-school time stakeholders are welcome to join the network and affiliated subcommittees.