March 2020
DALLAS AFTERSCHOOL NEWS
LAST CALL TO JOIN US ON THE PLAYGROUND AT RECESS!
Time is running out...get your RECESS tickets today! This year's event features cafeteria-inspired food by Wolfgang Puck, "spiked" adult juice boxes by Dripping Springs, live music by Manahattan, and even more games, prizes, and fun!
Can't Make the event?
Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of five amazing packages.
Winners need NOT be present to win!
AMAZON VOLUNTEERS "PULL" FOR TEENS TO REINFORCE STEM CONCEPTS
Special thanks to the Amazon volunteers that recently visited our After-School All-Stars partner site to inspire curiosity with teens and STEM. The group worked in teams on our Power Pulleys Wonder Kit ® to learn about how pulleys and force can be used to move heavy objects.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO
Christina K. Hanger
On behalf of Dallas Afterschool, I am pleased to announce that we have just added another amazing resource for our program partners. DAS360° is a new online tool to help our afterschool educators enhance their program's safety and quality. You can read more about this exciting new resource and how our partners are using it below.

As always, thank you for your continued support. We hope to see you "on the playground" at RECESS later this month!
WE HAVE A NEW TEAM MEMBER!
Please help us welcome Marjorie Murat to the Dallas Afterschool family! Marjorie joined our team in February as Vice President of Program Services. She brings with her an impressive background with over 25 years of experience in nonprofit and program services. Read more about Marjorie's bio here or send her a message at mmurat@dallasafterschool.org
Marjorie Murat
Vice President of Program Services
INTRODUCING DAS360°:
A NEW RESOURCE FOR AFTERSCHOOL EDUCATORS
Dallas Afterschool recently unveiled DAS360° , our new online system that enables our partners to access resources and quality improvement information on their own at any time . This innovative tool features easily searchable resources that we have collected over the past 12 years and also includes the ability to chat online with experts, sign up for training classes, and locate community resources.

Our partners at Kids-U have been using DAS360° during staff meetings to reinforce safety and quality. Nick Ward, Director of Program Quality at the agency reports, " DAS360 ° has completely revitalized my weekly manager meetings when it comes to gearing up for [safety and quality assessments]. I am able to share with my staff what exactly is being observed...It has also equipped us with handy links that are awesome and informative as well ." 
For more information on DAS360° email resources@dallasafterschool.org.