August 2019
DALLAS AFTERSCHOOL NEWS
Summer Literacy Results
Reducing Summer Slide for Thousands of Students
This summer Dallas Afterschool more than doubled its literacy efforts. We not only expanded our Tackle Summer Slide work featuring IStation technology, we also added a new low-tech literacy option with a Guided Literacy program. The results?

36 Sites Participated
130 Literacy Coaches Provided
2,000 Students Served

Best of all, 90% of students had no summer learning loss!

Want to help continue these amazing results for students all year? A gift toward our fall literacy work can help students build on their success over the summer and get ahead this fall!
STAFF SPOTLIGHT
New Professional Focused on Afterschool Quality and Safety
Olga Gonzalez joined the Dallas Afterschool team back in June as our Director of Program Quality Assistance. She brings with her over 20 years of experience in Out-of-School-Time (OST) management.
Olga relocated to Dallas from the Austin area and is a huge baseball fan. Please help us welcome her to the Dallas Afterschool family!

Olga can be reached at: OGonzalez@DallasAfterschool.org
A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO
Christina K. Hanger
What a difference a year makes! Last year we embarked on a journey to move our office to a space where we could provide onsite training and store precious resources. After being in our new office for the past year, I am happy to report that we have experienced a 30% increase in the number of afterschool professionals trained, more than doubled the number of Wonder Kit check outs , and been able to greatly expand our summer literacy work .

I am very grateful to all the thoughtful donors that helped make this possible. Thank you for believing in our work and mission!
North Texas Day is September 19th!
Save the Date and Help Donations to Dallas Afterschool Go Further!
BACK TO SCHOOL
Preparing Students for a Successful Fall
We recently attended the Mayor's Back to School Fair where we helped families locate afterschool programs using our online Locator Tool . We also collected over 150 notes from parents advocating for affordable afterschool programs in their community. 
We also held our annual Resource Giveaway in August. Thanks to our School Supply Drive donors , we were able to provide amazing resources in the supply bags for our afterschool partner programs. Together, we make a bigger difference for students!