Helpful E-Newsletters

Below we’ve compiled a list of helpful newsletters for afterschool, summer, and expanded learning professionals. Be sure to also sign up for our newsletter by clicking here and selecting Statewide! You can also view past newsletters here!

Organization Name Mission Website Sign-Up
ACT for Youth Center of Excellence Connects research to practice in the areas of positive youth development and adolescent sexual health. Sign-Up
Afterschool Alliance An alliance of public, private, and nonprofit groups committed to raising awareness and expanding resources for afterschool programs. Sign-Up
Alliance for Excellent Education Promote high school transformation to make it possible for every child to graduate prepared for postsecondary learning and success in life. Sign-Up
The Alliance for New York State YMCAs There are 45 independent Ys across New York State and each are equipped and motivated to deliver lasting personal and social development to people of all ages, races, backgrounds, faiths, abilities and income levels. Sign-Up
The Annenberg Institute A national policy research and reform-support organization that focuses on three crucial issues in education reform today: school transformation, college and career readiness, and expanded learning time. Sign-Up
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Smart Brief An educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Sign-Up
Association of New York State Youth Bureaus Embodies the definition of youth development as an ongoing process in which children and adolescents seek ways to meet their personal and social needs, building skills and competencies that allow them to be successful and function effectively in their daily lives. Sign-Up
Asia Society Connects state and district decision makers, school leaders, teachers, university faculty, and other stakeholders. Sign-Up
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Vision of a world in which each of us is in partnership with the rest of the human race — where each individual’s quality of life is connected to the well-being of the community, both locally and globally. Sign-Up
Child Trends Nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that studies children at all stages of development. We seek to improve the lives of children and youth by conducting high-quality research and sharing it with the people and institutions whose decisions and actions affect children. Sign-Up
Children’s Aid Society Helps children in poverty to succeed and thrive. We have been serving children for more than 150 years, a longevity that is a testament to our ability to adapt to the ever-changing needs of today’s youth. Today Children’s Aid serves New York’s neediest children and their families at more than 45 locations in the five boroughs and Westchester County. Sign-Up
Citizen’s Committee for Children Pairs professional staff experts with citizen volunteers to document the facts, educate the community, and advocate for change Sign-Up
Coalition for Community Schools An alliance of national, state and local organizations in education K-16, youth development, community planning and development, family support, health and human services, government and philanthropy as well as national, state and local community school networks Sign-Up
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning Establish social and emotional learning as an essential part of education and promote children’s success in school and life. Sign-Up
Every Hour Counts Working in collaboration with service providers, public and private funders and policymakers, Every Hour Counts is dedicated to making after-school an integral part of the system of essential services that support children and youth. Sign-Up
Council of Chief State School Officers Provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. Sign-Up
Education Week- Beyond School Editorial Projects in Education is the independent, nonprofit publisher of Education Week and other high-quality print and online products on K-12 education. EPE’s mission is to raise awareness and understanding of critical issues facing American schools. Sign-Up
Edutopia Dedicated to improving the K-12 learning process by documenting, disseminating, and advocating for innovative, replicable, and evidence-based strategies that prepare students to thrive in their future education, careers, and adult lives. Sign-Up
Expand Learning and After School Project Connects you with research, resources and best practices for building affordable and sustainable approaches to expanding learning in your community. Sign-Up
Forum for Youth Investment Create opportunities and incentives for youth and adult leaders to think differently, act differently and act together because they are driven by a common desire to ensure that all children, youth, families and communities have the supports and opportunities they need to succeed. Sign-Up
Gotham Schools An independent news source about the New York City public schools. We seek to correct an unfortunate confluence of events: The movement to improve urban schools is reaching a peak of energy while the journalism industry is crumbling. Sign-Up
(Sign-up is on the right-hand side)
Harvard Family Research Project Help stakeholders develop and evaluate strategies to promote the well being of children, youth, families, and their communities. Sign-Up
Hunger Solutions New York A statewide non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating hunger. Promote awareness of and full participation in federal nutrition assistance programs for all who are eligible, and advocate for public policies that contribute towards ending hunger for all New Yorkers. Sign-Up
Mott Foundation Vision of a world in which each of us is in partnership with the rest of the human race — where each individual’s quality of life is connected to the well-being of the community, both locally and globally. Sign-Up
National Afterschool Association The leading voice of the afterschool profession dedicated to the development, education and care of children and youth during their out-of-school hours. Sign-Up
National Center on Time & Learning Dedicated to expanding learning time to improve student achievement and enable a well-rounded education. Sign-Up
National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research Improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and application of childhood obesity research, and to halt — and reverse — childhood obesity through enhanced coordination and collaboration. Sign-Up
National Conference of State Legislatures A bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation’s 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues. Sign-Up
(Under “Reporter Resources,” there is a link to “Subscribe to an NCSL Newsletter”)
National Governor’s Association The bipartisan organization of the nation’s governors—promotes visionary state leadership, shares best practices and speaks with a collective voice on national policy. Sign-Up
National Institute on Out-of-School Time Moving the afterschool field forward through its research, education and training, consultation, and field-building. Sign-Up
(Email to get on listserv)
National League of Cities Dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. Working in partnership with the 49 state municipal leagues. Sign-Up
(Send a message to ask to be on the listserv)
National Summer Learning Association Connect and equip schools, providers, communities, and families to deliver high-quality summer learning opportunities to our nation’s youth to help close the achievement gap and support healthy development. Sign-Up
New York City Department of Education Serves about 1.1 million students in over 1,700 schools. We are committed to providing useful information to parents and families and offering them multiple opportunities to participate in our City’s public school programs and initiatives. Sign-Up
New York State Center for School Safety Government coordinating agency and information clearinghouse which provides support to schools, families, communities and government organizations throughout the state Sign-Up
New York State Kids’ Well-being Indicators Clearinghouse (KWIC) KWIC provides a holistic approach as it cuts across all service sectors and allows individuals and organizations with diverse missions to come together to improve outcomes for children and families. Sign-Up
New York State Education Department Raise the knowledge, skill, and opportunity of all the people in New York. Our vision is to provide leadership for a system that yields the best educated people in the world. Sign-Up
The Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Promoting the safety, permanency and well-being of our children, families and communities. We will achieve results by setting and enforcing policies, building partnerships, and funding and providing quality services. Sign-Up
(Adult Newsletter PDF’s on left sidebar)
Out-of-School Time Resource Center (OSTRC) The Out-of-School Time Resource Center, in association with the University of Pennsylvania, promotes youth achievement by supporting staff and enriching programs. With a focus on out-of-school time (OST) around: Identifying and coordinating resources, Conducting research and evaluation, and Recommending changes in practice and policy. Sign-Up
Partnership for After school Education (PASE) Child-focused organization that promotes and supports quality afterschool programs, particularly those serving young people from underserved communities. Sign-Up
Schuyler Center Source Statewide, nonprofit, policy analysis and advocacy organization working to shape policies that improve health, welfare and human services in New York State. Sign-Up
TASC National nonprofit organization based in New York City. We work in New York, New Orleans, Baltimore and the nation to change public policy and direct sustainable public funding to support expanded learning opportunities for all kids. Sign-up
United States Department of Education ED’s mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. Sign-Up
United Way Improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. Sign-Up
The Wallace Foundation Improve learning and enrichment opportunities for children. Sign-Up
(Right hand-side has a sign-up)
YMCA of Greater New York Powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Sign-Up
You for Youth The site will help connect and share resources with afterschool staff, provide professional development and technical assistance opportunities, and offer tools for improving your program practices. Sign-Up