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Organizations21st CCLC

Afterschool Alliance
The Afterschool Alliance works to ensure that all youth have access to affordable, quality afterschool programs. Their mission is to engage the public in order to increase public and private investment in quality afterschool program initiatives at the national, state, and local levels.
http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
The mission of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation is to support efforts that promote a just, equitable and sustainable society.
http://www.mott.org/ourissues/Afterschool.aspx

NASA Summer of Innovation
This new NASA project is designed to improve the skills and enhance the engagement of American students in STEM. The goal of the program is to advance excellence in summer and extended learning for underrepresented and underserved middle school students to inspire them toward future STEM pursuits.
http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/summer/home/index.html

National 4-H Council
4-H is the nation’s largest youth development and empowerment organization, reaching more than 7 million 4-H youth in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards and rural farming communities. Fueled by university-backed curriculum, 4-H’ers engage in hands-on learning activities in the areas of science, healthy living, and food security.
http://www.4-h.org/

National AfterSchool Association
The National AfterSchool Association is the leading voice of the afterschool profession dedicated to the development, education and care of children and youth during their out-of-school hours.
http://www.naaweb.org/

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a public voice of mathematics education supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through vision, leadership, professional development and research.
http://www.nctm.org/

National Science Teachers Association
Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the National Science Teachers Association is a member-driven organization, 60,000-strong. They publish books and journals for science teachers from kindergarten through college, hold conferences on science education, and provide ways for science teachers to connect with one another.
http://www.nsta.org/

The Noyce Foundation has undertaken several major initiatives to support high quality science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programming in out-of-school time (OST). These initiatives are impacting millions of youth, including a high percentage from populations underrepresented in STEM fields.
http://www.noycefdn.org/informalScience.php

The After-School Corporation (TASC)
The After-School Corporation is a nonprofit organization based in New York City. Their goal is to change public policy and expand public funding so all children and youth from all backgrounds can have high quality experiences beyond regular school hours that support their intellectual, creative, and healthy development.
http://www.tascorp.org/section/what_we_do

SEDL National Center for Quality Afterschool
The SEDL National Center for Quality Afterschool helps state education agencies and local practitioners develop high-quality, balanced programs that provide a safe and fun environment for academic enrichment as well as youth development activities. Their goal is to enhance the ability of afterschool programs to support student achievement by helping them embed high-quality academic content in engaging activities that attract and retain student participation.
http://www.sedl.org/afterschool/