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Afterschool Activity Banner

Welcome to the new online resource for afterschool in Southwestern Pennsylvania!  As your "one stop shop" for afterschool information in the region, you can...
  • Search the most comprehensive database in the region for afterschool programs.
  • Find out about professional development opportunities for afterschool staff.
  • Learn about the latest research, program funding opportunities and breaking news.
  • Be connected to the afterschool community in your area and sign up to receive information right to your inbox.
  • Help advocate for the importance of quality afterschool programs.
  • View calendar of upcoming events.
  • Find helpful resources to build better programs. is a collaborative effort between groups that work in out-of-school time activities in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area.

Program information is brought to you by SPARC
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Your Information is Important!
The data you provide about your afterschool program is crucial for programs in our region to thrive and meet the needs of the community.
  • Ensure that families in need of afterschool services can find out abut the wonderful programs that will help children flourish.
  • Help schools make the most of community resources that can support their efforts.
  • Foster collaboration amongst afterschool providers.
  • Inform funders so they make wise investments in afterschool.
  • Provide good information to advocates as they work to support the work of the afterschool profession.
Summer Program Updates
If you have not done so already, it is not too late to update your summer program information, please click here to search for your program, review your information and make updates today!

Whenever you see a Lightbulb Lightbulb, you can click it to send new information or make suggestions!
Latest News
Doing Our Best
We would like to share best practices and stories of success with our colleagues. If you have an inspirational tale to tell, please submit it by clicking here by the last Tuesday of the month for consideration to be featured in an upcoming newsletter.

June 16th:
Greater Pittsburgh Afterschool Peer Network Meeting (GPAPN)

MANY Webinar: How to Write Federal Grants and Street Outreach Program RFP "Walk Through"

Please click here to learn about these and other exciting upcoming afterschool events in our region.
Contact Us
We look forward to hearing from you! Please click here to contact us.

If you would like to submit something for consideration for an upcoming newsletter, please email us at by the last Tuesday of the month.
Please join our list to ensure you receive future communications.
Win an  Afterschool Prize Package!
Enter now to win a prize package for your afterschool program!  The prize package features a pizza party and a $100 gift card for Michael's which will provide fantastic materials for your afterschool program activities!

Agencies that have registered for the afterschool email list via will be entered to win this wonderful prize in the month of July.
Sign up for our email newsletter and your program will automatically be entered to win.
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