Afterschool Match Grant

Thanks to a generous grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, ASC is pleased to support the funding of five state service commissions and statewide afterschool networks to expand AmeriCorps resources in afterschool settings. 

Learn more about the participants in the 2022 afterschool match grant.

Afterschool Program Development

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ASC was awarded $250,000 from the Mott Foundation for a multi-year initiative to expand afterschool opportunities through national service and AmeriCorps. Below is information summarizing the impact of this grant which took place from 2017-2021.

Afterschool Program Development Toolkits

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Year one subgrantee highlights

Afterschool Program Year One Report infographic. Commissions include: Serve Idaho, Serve Indiana, Volunteer Iowa, Kansas Volunteer Commission, Maine Commission for Community Service, Serve Rhode Island, Volunteer West Virginia, Serve Wisconsin. Barriers raised by programs: Lack staff capacity, lack training services, need student transportation. New Programs and grants produced: Idaho received planning grant through University of Idaho 4-H; West Virginia received State Farm grant for program development; Maine received funding for one afterschool program; Iowa successfully applied for new AmeriCorps state program; Rhode Island expanded AmeriCorps afterschool sites. Effective strategy for sharing national service information: 100% agree roundtables and listening sessions improved understanding of their state afterschool landscape; 100% of grant recipients established partnerships and relationships with stakeholders. Impact of afterschool programming: improve health and wellbeing — 95% of afterschool sites offer weekly physical activities; provide social and emotional support: 64% of students are more engaged in school activities; closing the achievement gap — 20th percentile gains in standardized test scores. Afterschool Program Year One Report infographic. Serve Idaho: hosted roundtables and bidders’ workshops and webinars; 20 organizations attended the regional roundtables; 25 afterschool programs attended the workshops and webinars. Serve Indiana: strengthen relationships with leaders across the state. Volunteer Iowa: engaged 20 people in roundtables about programming ideas; new initiative with the Iowa Women’s Foundation; new AmeriCorps grant for the Iowa Children Museum. Kansas Volunteer Commission: developed afterschool landscape survey; received 512 responses, representing all 105 counties and 286 school districts; data used to map afterschool deserts and convene conversations about AmeriCorps. Maine Commission for Community Service: designed a workshop for potential applicants; attended by 9 dozen individuals representing 9 afterschool programs; commission received and funded one afterschool program. Serve Rhode Island: developed afterschool landscape report; monthly meetings with afterschool program agencies; AmeriCorps state subgrantees have expanded sites and program quality. Volunteer West Virginia: engaged 44 district stakeholders in listening sessions; funded new AmeriCorps State program; Step by Step Strength Corps for youth leadership development; will get additional VISTA placements in under-resourced areas. Serve Wisconsin: developed a data collection and mapping project; nearly 700 programs responded and completed the survey; will expand AmeriCorps program in areas with no afterschool opportunities.
Year two subgrantee highlights

Afterschool Program Year Two Report infographic. Commissions include: Serve Indiana, Volunteer Iowa, Kansas Volunteer Commission, Maine Commission for Community Service, Maryland Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteering, UServeUtah, Serve Washington, Volunteer West Virginia. Outcomes of afterschool development: expanded knowledge of national service; developed new national service opportunities; 4 new planning grants; 4 new operational grants. Strategies that expanded national service in afterschool: developed understanding of afterschool landscape and stakeholders; partnered with organizations known in the afterschool community; collaborated with partners to perform outreach; designed materials to make the grant application process user-friendly; provided programs with technical support throughout the grant process. Best practice: 100% of awarded grants resulted from outreach and technical support.


Funding for these grants is made possible by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation