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Tuesday, February 5

3:15pm EST

Policy Planning and Action: From Laying the Groundwork to a $150m Win

An effective policy campaign requires strong grassroots pressure and grasstops support. We saw the power of these joint forces in New York City, where afterschool advocates beat back a $150m cut that would have decimated the nation’s largest city-wide afterschool program. How can a network lay the groundwork for a policy campaign? In this session, participants will explore how NYC afterschool and child-care advocates joined forces to create a common message and campaign and will learn about their most effective parent engagement and social media tactics. The Connecticut After School Network will share its steps for building for a state policy campaign, including preparing grasstops allies.

Resource Experts
Network Discussants

Michelle Doucette Cunningham

Executive Director, Connecticut After School Network

Nora Niedzielski-Eichner

New York State Afterschool Network (NYSAN)

Tuesday February 5, 2013 3:15pm - 4:30pm EST
Cannon JW Marriott Washington DC
  Learning Session
Wednesday, February 6

11:00am EST

Afterschool and Expanded Learning: Stakeholder Summit for Engaging in Education Reform

“Expanded Learning and Afterschool” can be a nuanced and challenging policy debate. Networks need to engage myriad constituencies to align for student success and advance afterschool and summer learning programs as an effective strategy. A high profile stakeholder summit can bring afterschool and expanded learning to the heart of the education reform discussion. Participants will learn from four states that held summits in 2012 and discuss the content, constituencies, organizing nuts and bolts and outcomes.

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Janelle Cousino

Vice President, FowlerHoffman LLC
Janelle Cousino, Vice President and Chief Network Weaver, has extensive experience in directing organizations and developing advocacy strategies around public policies both locally and internationally. Janelle is passionate about social change and supporting citizen based non profits... Read More →

Network Discussants
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Joe Davis

COO, Florida Afterschool Network
Proud to be a champion of quality afterschool and expanded learning opportunities for students and families.

Wednesday February 6, 2013 11:00am - 12:15pm EST
Salon D JW Marriott Washington DC
  Learning Session

11:00am EST

Post-Election Analysis and Planning: Engaging and Orienting New Policymakers

At this session, attendees will hear topline analysis of an election eve poll on afterschool attitudes conducted by the Afterschool Alliance, and discuss how networks can establish good lines of communication and relationships with newly elected officials and those transitioning to positions of power. Who should be on your list to meet? What should you provide them? The National Conference of State Legislatures will share how they reach out to new leaders, what they provide and what legislators are looking for when a new term begins.

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Lauren Heintz

Research Analyst, National Conference of State Legislatures

Network Discussants
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Karen Kingsley

Director of Public Policy & Communications, Youthprise
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Stan Kocos

Policy Specialist, Wisconsin Afterschool Network (WAN)

Wednesday February 6, 2013 11:00am - 12:15pm EST
Commerce JW Marriott Washington DC
  Learning Session