July 2020
DALLAS AFTERSCHOOL NEWS
VIRTUAL AFTERSCHOOL LAUNCHES IN OAK CLIFF
Last month we began a new project with the For Oak Cliff (FOC) community center. Dallas Afterschool is piloting its new virtual afterschool app featuring curriculum and resources designed for middle school students to safely stay engaged and continue learning. The platform was designed with the students in mind. FOC students even named our new app and designed the logo!

To bridge the technology gap, Chrome Books and internet hotspots were given to students participating in the program. Dallas Afterschool also trained parents and FOC staff on how to make the most of this new tool.

Special thanks to the Expanding Opportunities Fund, the Rainwater Charitable Foundation, and the North Texas Cares collaborative for making this possible!
LATEST ROUNDTABLE
Many of us are overwhelmed with social distancing and shutdowns. The same can be true for our students. Dr. Jenny Francis and Dr. Nicholas Westers recently led us through a discussion on Talking to Youth About COVID-19.

In case you missed it, you can access the roundtable recording here ( password: 6s+DS.A9). To sign up for future sessions, e- mail mmurat@dallasafterschool.org .
A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO
Christina K. Hanger
This July looks much different than in years past. Social distancing can be tough, but keeping students safe has been our top priority from day one. I'm very proud of all the work Dallas Afterschool has done during this time to keep students safe and engaged in high quality programs. Our recent work with For Oak Cliff is just one example. There are many more exciting things to come.

Than you for your continued support as we build a new future for out-of-school time!
YOUR VOICE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Out-of-School Time (OST) programs are more important now than ever. They keep students engaged in learning, help them feel and heal, provide vital support for families, and help address inequities in our community.

You can show your support for OST programs by signing our letter to the City of Dallas to ensure funding remains for these programs.
As we welcome our new additions to the board, we would also like to thank our exiting board members for their many years of service: Jerry Baldridge, Sagar Desai, and Colleen Lillis.