Information on Non-Governmental Websites
Links provide federally sponsored information on non-government websites (country-wide).
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Afterschool Alliance

The Afterschool Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for quality, affordable programs for all children.

American Youth Policy Forum

The American Youth Policy Forum provides policymakers and their senior aides with information and experiences useful in the development of an effective youth education, training and transition-to-employment system for the United States.

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

The Mott Foundation has made a major commitment to improving community education in order to ensure that community education serves as a pathway out of poverty for children in low-income communities.

Child Trends

Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that studies children at every stage of development. Child Trends identifies emerging issues, evaluates important programs and policies, and provides data-driven, evidence-based guidance on policy and practice. Its work is supported by government, foundation, and private sector funders.

Coalition for Community Schools

The Coalition for Community Schools is 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.

Coalitions of Community Foundations for Youth

The Coalition of Community Foundations for Youth (CCFY) is a network of over 275 community foundations in communities across the United States dedicated to securing improved conditions for children, youth and families.

Council of Chief State School Officers

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions.

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids is a bipartisan, nonprofit anti-crime organization led by police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, victims of violence, and leaders of police officer associations. Its mission is to look at the research about what works, and doesn't work, to keep kids from becoming criminals.

Foundations, Inc.

Since 1992, FOUNDATIONS, Inc. has operated extended-day enrichment programs and provided technical assistance to schools, school districts and other education and community organizations. Working primarily with children from low-income communities, and those who serve them, FOUNDATIONS seeks to improve program performance and enhance student achievement in school and during non-school hours.

National Afterschool Association

The National Afterschool Association is a national membership organization representing the entire array of public, private, and community-based providers of after-school programs.

National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies

NACCRRA is the national network of more than 850 child care resource and referral centers located in every state and most communities across the US. Child care resource & referral centers help families, child care providers, and communities find, provide, and plan for affordable, quality child care.

National Community Education Association

The National Community Education Association (NCEA) is a nonprofit membership association that provides members with national and regional training conferences and workshops; specialized periodicals, publications, and products; opportunities for peer support and networking; and information and referral services.

National Governors Association

The National Governors Association (NGA) is the collective voice of the nation's governors and one of Washington, D.C.'s, most respected public policy organizations. The NGA Center for Best Practices focuses on state innovations and best practices on issues including education and extra learning opportunities.

National Institute on Out-of-School Time

The National Institute on Out-of-School Time, at the Center for Research on Women at Wellesley College, works to bring national attention to the importance of children's out-of-school time, influences policy, increases standards and professional recognition, and superheades community action aimed at improving the availability, quality, and viability of programs serving children and youth.

National League of Cities

The National League of Cities is the oldest and largest national organization representing municipal governments throughout the United States. Its mission is to strengthen and promote cities as centers of opportunity, leadership, and governance.

Out-of-School Time Learning and Development Project

The Harvard Family Research Project is working in partnership with other organizations to build the out-of-school time field, with a focus on out-of-school learning and development for children ages 5-13. Included on the site are evaluation information, research tools, and publications.

Promising Practices in Afterschool System

The Promising Practices in Afterschool (or "PPAS") System is an effort to find and share things that are working in afterschool programs. The PPAS website is for afterschool program directors who want to improve the quality of their programs.

State Afterschool Networks

The national network of statewide afterschool networks brings together established statewide afterschool networks in their collective mission to build partnerships and policies that are committed to the development and sustainability of quality afterschool programs. These partnerships - funded through the support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and other funders - are focused on actively engaging key decision makers in support of school-based/school-linked afterschool programs, particularly in underserved communities.

The After School Project

The After School Project is a national program of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) focused on bringing together young people in low-income neighborhoods with responsible adults - in quality programs - during out-of-school time.

The Finance Project

The Finance Project is a nonprofit policy research, technical assistance, and information organization created to help improve the outcomes for children, families, and communities nationwide.

The Forum for Youth Investment

The Forum for Youth Investment is dedicated to increasing the quality and quantity of youth investment and youth involvement by promoting a "big picture" approach to planning, research, advocacy, and policy development among the broad range of organizations that help constituents and communities invest in children, youth, and families.

Urban Institute

The Urban Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy research and educational organization established to examine the social, economic, and governance problems facing the nation.