News & updates

Afterschool Summit XII Registration

  If you are in the Birmingham area or adjacent cities/counties, please plan to join us on October 16th for the 12th Annual Afterschool Summit hosted by Jefferson State Community College.    

Mega Conference 2015

As promised during this year’s Mega Conference, posted below are the PowerPoints from both the Grant Writing Session and The Significance of Out-of-School Programming in Support of the School Day. When the documents are dowloaded, all links within are “live.”


We invite you to explore our Recent News and Updates: We are now on Twitter – Please follow us @ALACNAlabama We have posted for public comment the Alabama Statewide Afterschool Quality Standards. You may access them – here.  Based on feedback received thus far – additions to strengthen the Fiscal Accountability component and a few other revisions […]

Zero Robotics Program – Summer 2015

Applications are now being accepted!     Please find below the Zero Robotics Program Overview and Application for Participation. The Competition culminates with a live, interactive session of the students’ accomplishments being uploaded, critiqued and judged by the Astronauts on the International Space Station. Though both documents provide the particulars, please note the following specifics before […]

February Regional Forums

During the month of February, ALACN will be conducting Regional Forums throughout the state for the purpose of discussing strategies to better engage legislators/policymakers and local stakeholders to solicit greater support and involvement – develop and build community partners – and examine approaches for increased sustainability.  The dates, times, locations, and attendance registration may be accessed […]

America After 3 Report and Lights on Afterschool

Today, Lights on Afterschool is being celebrated nationwide.  In support of the annual event, Governor Bentley graciously issued a statewide proclamation for Alabama. In coordination with this special event, last week the Afterschool Alliance released America After 3 – a report focused on the status of Afterschool across the country. To view highlights for our state, access […]

FY 2014-2015 21st CCLC RFA Deadline Extended!

The Alabama State Department of Education released the 21st CCLC RFA – FY 2014 – 2015.   The Deadline for submission has been extended to Friday, August, 22, 2014!   You may access the document here: FY 2014 – 2015 21st CCLC RFA         

Grant Writing Session – Mega Conference 2014

As promised during the Grant Writing Session presented at Alabama’s Annual Educational Mega Conference 2014, the PowerPoint utilized is posted below.  All links within the document are “live” while in presentation mode. To expand the document to a higher resolution format suitable for printing for programmatic use and dispensing, simply click Download. [gview file=””] Judy Manning [gview file=””] […]