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Powerful Partnerships: Schools and Afterschool and Summer Programs Together for Student Recovery and Success

May 12, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Now is the moment! With a new vision for public schools and new funding, it’s time to form new partnerships.

Across the country, schools have been teaming up with community-based afterschool and summer program providers to support students during the pandemic, from providing remote learning help and enrichment to meals and well-being check-ins. These partnerships draw on decades of research that show afterschool and summer programs boost academic, social, and emotional learning.

With new support from the American Rescue Plan, schools have an opportunity to leverage support from afterschool and summer programs to help students re-engage, re-connect, and recover.

The AASA Learning 2025 Commission has called for districts to establish communities built on love, respect, and joy including structures of support that include multidirectional
communications with community partners, and year-round and afterschool programming.

Join us to explore what’s possible, how to quickly form effective partnerships, and how to maximize an investment in community-based partners for student recovery.


  • Dr. Dan Domenech, Executive Director, AASA
  • Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance
  • Dr. Ann Levett, Superintendent, Savannah, Georgia
  • Dr. Vallerie Cave, Assoc. Supt., Savannah, Georgia