In 2005, Mayor Gavin Newsom and then Superintendent of Schools Gwen Chan made a pledge to support the creation of a citywide afterschool system called Afterschool For All to address existing challenges and aim to provide "afterschool for all" youth. The City, San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), community partners, and parent and youth representatives are working together to meet two main goals : 1) Increasing access to out of school time programs for all who want them, and 2) Enhancing the quality of out of school time programs. Afterschool For All was renamed as the Expanded Learning Collaborative in 2013, which continues to be led by the Department of Children, Youth & Their Families and SFUSD.
Mayor Lee continues to improve the quality and increase access of afterschool programs for all youth in San Francisco. For more information about the City's investments for afterschool programs, please see the links below:
San Francisco Expanded Learning Collaborative: http://sfelc.org/
Department of Children, Youth & Their Families Out of School Time: http://www.dcyf.org/index.aspx?page=27
Find an Afterschool Program at sfKIDS.org's website: http://www.sfkids.org/school-year-programs
1.15.2015 Mayor Lee Outlines Shared Prosperity Agenda in 2015 State of the City Address: Includes Universal Afterschool
3.19.2015 Former Mayor Willie Brown, Jr., and Mayor Lee Tour Willie Brown Middle School: First New Afterschool Beacon Center in 20 yrs
5.21.2015 Mayor Lee & Supervisors Announce $690 Million in Funding for Public Education & Programs to Support City's Children & Families