San Francisco’s Expanded Learning Collaborative
(formerly known as the Afterschool for All Initiative)
Policy Council Application
An Opportunity to Shape the Out of School Time Experiences of Youth Throughout the City
Deadline to submit application is 6pm on Sunday, September 1, 2013
San Francisco’s Expanded Learning Collaborative: Making the Most of Out of School Time for K‐12 Youth invites you to apply to be a member of its Policy Council. Formerly known as the Afterschool for All Initiative, San Francisco’s Expanded Learning Collaborative aims to provide a diversity of quality out of school time learning opportunities for all youth in Kindergarten to 12th grade who want them.
San Francisco is home to more than 52,000 elementary and school age youth and nearly 25,000 high school age youth, all of whom need positive learning opportunities and activities in the hours and days that they are not in school. Out-of-school time covers the wide range of programs that promote learning and enhance the cognitive, social, physical, artistic and/or civic development during the after school hours and summers.
In 2005, Mayor Gavin Newsom and then Superintendent of Schools Gwen Chan made a pledge to support the creation of a citywide afterschool system that would address existing challenges and aim to provide “afterschool for all” elementary and middle school children. Since that time, the city, school district, parent and youth representatives, and other community partners have been working together to meet two goals:
• Increase access to out of school time programs for all K-12 youth who want them
• Enhance the quality of out of school time programs serving K-12 youth
The Policy Council is a dynamic advisory body that brings together stakeholders in San Francisco’s out of school time community to focus on systems-level policies and solutions that increase access to programs and enhance the quality of programs throughout the city. The Policy Council provides a means for joint planning, responsibility and accountability to develop and expand a comprehensive, citywide expanded learning system.
There will be 24 Policy Council members, with half of those seats filled through an application process. The 12th seat is for a private school provider who will continue to occupy their seat from the previous year. The other seats represent public agencies who appoint the appropriate individuals to represent those agencies. Those agencies include: SFUSD, DCYF, Recreation & Parks Department, Office of Early Child & Education, Child Care Planning Advisory Council, SF Public Library, SF State University and City College of San Francisco. The 11 seats to be filled through the application process are:
1) Executive Director or Manager of CBO providing out of school time services – comprehensive public school-based afterschool programming (including public charter schools)
2) Executive Director or Manager of CBO providing out of school time services- comprehensive community-based afterschool programming
3) Executive Director or Manager of CBO providing out of school time services – summer K-8 programming
4) Executive Director or Manager of CBO providing fee-based out of school time services (programs that also receive public funding and vouchers are also eligible) 5) Executive Director or Manager of CBO providing out of school time services – high school age OST programming
6) Representative of parents (of elementary students)
7) Representative of parents (of secondary students)
8) Representative of foundation/ corporate funders of out of school opportunities
9) Representative of foundation/corporate funders of out of school opportunities
10) Representative of a capacity building/training entity focused on out of school time
11) Representative of a network of K-12 youth-serving organizations