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The After-School Institute
Policy and Advocacy 

The open participation and hands-on approach of The After-School Institute makes it the best place to share ideas and concerns about providing quality after-school programs in Maryland.

It is also the best place to come together and take action. We can help you understand policy developments, discover funding opportunities, and get involved. There is strength in numbers!

Below are other organizations involved in policy and advocacy.

  • Safe and Sound Campaign 
    The Safe and Sound Campaign is a movement that organizes citizens and policymakers to create new frameworks that ensure children grow up safe and healthy. Contact the After-School Strategist at 410-625-7976.

  • Advocates for Children and Youth
    ACY works to improve outcomes for children in all major policy areas, including education, health, child welfare, juvenile justice, and economic well-being. Contact the Youth Development Director at 410-547-9000.
  • The Finance Project
    The Finance Project develops and disseminates knowledge, information, tools, and technical assistance for improved policies, programs, and financing strategies

  • Afterschool Alliance
    The Afterschool Alliance raises public awareness and conducts advocacy work through research, education, and promotion of investment in after-school initiatives on national, state, and local levels.