Afterschool Alliance Researching How COVID-19 is Affecting Programs This Fall

Afterschool Alliance has released Wave 2 of their Afterschool in the Time of COVID-19 survey findings, and are now collecting data for Wave 3.

By taking their short survey, you are lifting up challenges programs face as the pandemic continues, and, more importantly, your answers will raise awareness of the short- and long-term effects of COVID-19 on the afterschool field. Findings from these surveys are shared with federal policy makers and featured in publications such as Education Week and Youth Today.

Questions? Contact Nikki Yamashiro.

Complete their Wave 3 survey by 11:59 pm (PDT) on October 26.

Clare Rose Foundation Featured in New York Times

Clare Rose Foundation LogoClare Rose Foundation (CRF) was featured in today’s Wealth Matters column in The New York Times, highlighting one of their COVID responses — direct micro-grants to Teaching Artists.

These grants to individuals were one initiative in the multi-prong strategy CRF employed to address the needs that emerged in the earliest weeks of the pandemic.

Other activities included:

    • Increased general operating funds to current CYD grantees
    • Technical Assistance to help organizations move programming online
    • Multiple weekly convenings for partners to build a community of support and peer learning
    • Joining with other Funders in the community to create a pooled fund to support arts small organizations and artists

Mapping Skill to Will: Approaches to Funding Creative Youth Development in the United States

In 2018, the Creative Youth Development (CYD) National Partnership, through grant funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, worked in concert with the broader field to drive collective action in three strategic priorities to advance creative youth development:

    • Visibility & Impact: Documenting and Communicating Outcomes and Impact
    • Funding: Building Pathways to Funding
    • Field Building: Professional Development, Networking & Technical Assistance

The research that has been conducted involves an analysis of current and potential CYD funders, the experience and attitudes of those funders through a developed Skill/Will Map, and a deep-dive set of case stories illuminating partnerships between funders and CYD programs. Continue reading “Mapping Skill to Will: Approaches to Funding Creative Youth Development in the United States”

Building Pathways to Funding: A Strategy Towards Expanding Funding for the CYD Field

CYD funder “Skill” vs “Will” matrix

In 2018, the Creative Youth Development (CYD) National Partnership, through grant funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, worked in concert with the broader field to drive collective action in three strategic priorities to advance creative youth development:

    • Visibility & Impact: Documenting and Communicating Outcomes and Impact
    • Funding: Building Pathways to Funding
    • Field Building: Professional Development, Networking & Technical Assistance

The research that has been conducted involves an analysis of current and potential CYD funders, the experience and attitudes of those funders through a developed Skill/Will Map, and a deep-dive set of case stories illuminating partnerships between funders and CYD programs. Continue reading “Building Pathways to Funding: A Strategy Towards Expanding Funding for the CYD Field”

YMCA Lighthouse Project & The Heinz Endowments: A Case Story

Two teenagers collaborate to make music

In 2019, the Creative Youth Development (CYD) National Partnership engaged in a project to better understand the funding landscape of their field. To illustrate their findings, researchers connected with funders and CYD program leaders in four settings to better understand the dynamics of their partnerships.

The following case story showcases a partnership between a funder and a local CYD program, demonstrating the “funding skill” and “funding will” traits of the funder. Continue reading “YMCA Lighthouse Project & The Heinz Endowments: A Case Story”

San Diego Creative Youth Development Network & The Clare Rose Foundation: A Case Story

Children take bows as their performance ends

In 2019, the Creative Youth Development (CYD) National Partnership engaged in a project to better understand the funding landscape of their field. To illustrate their findings, researchers connected with funders and CYD program leaders in four settings to better understand the dynamics of their partnerships.

The following case story showcases a partnership between a funder and a local CYD program, demonstrating the “funding skill” and “funding will” traits of the funder. Continue reading “San Diego Creative Youth Development Network & The Clare Rose Foundation: A Case Story”

Memphis Music Initiative & ELMA Philanthropies: A Case Story

Two students of the Memphis Music Initiative talk during rehearsal

In 2019, the Creative Youth Development (CYD) National Partnership engaged in a project to better understand the funding landscape of their field. To illustrate their findings, researchers connected with funders and CYD program leaders in four settings to better understand the dynamics of their partnerships.

The following case story showcases a partnership between a funder and a local CYD program, demonstrating the “funding skill” and “funding will” traits of the funder. Continue reading “Memphis Music Initiative & ELMA Philanthropies: A Case Story”

BAYCAT & The Golden State Warriors: A Case Story

Woman from BAYCAT working with video equipment

In 2019, the Creative Youth Development (CYD) National Partnership engaged in a project to better understand the funding landscape of their field. To illustrate their findings, researchers connected with funders and CYD program leaders in four settings to better understand the dynamics of their partnerships.

The following case story showcases a partnership between a funder and a local CYD program, demonstrating the “funding skill” and “funding will” traits of the funder. Continue reading “BAYCAT & The Golden State Warriors: A Case Story”