To enhance the quality, availability, and sustainability of afterschool programs in New York City and beyond, with the goal of making afterschool a public responsibility.
About the Organization:
Funded in part by a challenge grant from the , the After-School Corporation began building a citywide afterschool system in 1998 where there was none before. Today, TASC works to provide all kids in New York City with the kind of enriching, high-quality learning experiences outside of traditional school hours that are common in the lives of higher-income families. TASC supports community-based organizations that operate afterschool programs in all five boroughs of New York City, serving more than 300,000 kids in its first decade.
TASC promotes research on the afterschool field and offers professional development for afterschool educators in . It also provides tailored to help kids achieve the best possible outcomes, while working to shape as a partner, coalition builder, and trusted advisor to a broad network of federal, state, and local policy makers, and elected officials.
Visitors to the After-School Corporation Web site can read on their afterschool experiences; search the by ZIP code; find resources and tips from the field in the ; and featured ; sign up for an ; or . The site provides a , which includes the latest public and private funding information, ongoing funding sources, and time-sensitive RFPs, and also tells visitors how they can join an afterschool and of the organization.
In addition to public funding, TASC receives support from corporations, foundations, and individuals.