July 2019
DALLAS AFTERSCHOOL NEWS
SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
Help Students Thrive this Fall
Dallas Afterschool is hard at work preparing for back-to-school. 180 of our afterschool partner sites are in need of the essential health, safety, and educational supplies that help students thrive. So far, we have raised funds for 26 afterschool sites. We are thankful to our supporters thus far, but there are still 154 afterschool sites in need of supplies!

You can make a difference by building or gifting a school supply bag today!
INTERN KATIE SMYTHE
Impacting Students with Virtual Reality
Katie Smythe, our Stanford Cardinal Quarter Intern, is yet another exceptional intern working with Dallas Afterschool this summer. Her project is to work with our Resource Team and enhance our virtual and augmented reality curriculum. 
Katie recently facilitated a new virtual reality activity that she created with students at Sleepy Hollow Learning Center . The outcome? Students loved the new activity!

Katie is a Dallas native and a student at Stanford University.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO
Christina K. Hanger
As summer programming winds down, our team is preparing for a an action-packed fall. Our school supply drive is in full swing and we will soon be rolling out some new and exciting offerings for our program partners. Be on the lookout for details!

Until then, thank you for your continued engagement in our work and mission. We could not do it without you!
DALLAS AFTERSCHOOL EXPANDS ACCESS IN UNDERSERVED AREAS
Our After the Bell Alliance Makes New Program Possible
Thanks to funding from Texas Women's Foundation (TWF), our After the Bell Alliance was able to help make a new program possible in the Pleasant Grove community. After identifying high need areas in 2017 with our Afterschool Access Map we are proud to announce that a new program launched at Pleasant Grove Elementary this year.
"Our children increased their learning, social-emotional growth, attendance, behavior, and interaction with one another."

- C. Thomas
TI SUMMER INTERNS INSPIRE CURIOSITY
Volunteers Introduce New Wonder Kit to Students
Texas Instruments (TI) summer interns facilitated our new Power Circuits Wonder Kit with students from our Bridge Builders partner site. This new TI-branded Wonder Kit was developed in partnership with TI engineers. The kit introduces students to electrical engineering concepts by challenging them to design electrical circuits to power medical equipment in hospital rooms . Students discover whether their circuit design works when it lights up an LED light!