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Congratuations to the 2014 Afterschool Champions!


The 2014 IAS Conference was the second annual statewide conference in Iowa planned by the Iowa Afterschool Alliance, with support from the Iowa Department of Education, Noyce Foundation and the Iowa and Minnesota 21st Century Community Learning Centers Programs. The conference took place on April 24 and 25, 2014 at the Stoney Creek Inn, in Johnston, Iowa. More than 200 out-of-school time professionals attended the conference! 

Click here to view a PDF of the agenda from the 2014 Conference.

For more information on presentations from the conference, including handouts and PowerPoints, please visit our wikispace page by clicking here.

Want to see more photos? Click here to view a slideshow of photos from the 2014 Impact After School Conference!

Click here to see the gallery of photos from the 2013 event!



2013 State Evaluation Report

Annual Evaluation Report on the state of afterschool in Iowa, provided by the Iowa Department of Education, in conjunction with the Iowa Afterschool Alliance, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, and Educational Resource Management Solutions. 

To access the full report, click here.





Iowa Named Pacesetter State by the Campaign for Grade Level Reading

The Iowa Afterschool Alliance was recognized along with several partners for our work to support early grade reading in Iowa. We are so honored for this, but it's not why we do it! Check out our new Literacy page for more on what we're doing to make sure our kids are reading and enjoy to read!

Iowa Afterschool Alliance staff and partners are photographed with The Honorable Terry E. Branstad (center), Governor of the State of Iowa, and Ralph Smith, director of the Campaign for Grade Level Reading (ninth in from the right). Partners named alongside the IAA as Pacesetters include United Way of Central Iowa, Child and Family Policy Center, and members of the Iowa General Assembly. Representatives from these organizations are also pictured above.

We have resources for Afterschool Professionals!

Check out our Afterschool Advisors, a publication for practitioners seeking resources to improve, sustain, and develop their afterschool program. If you have any newsletter content you'd like to share, including upcoming trainings, grant opportunities, and general events related to afterschool, please contact Michelle Rich at

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December 2013 Advisor
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The Iowa Afterschool Alliance is supported in part by the C.S. Mott Foundation as part of its Learning Beyond the Classroom strategy. Learn more about the National Network of Statewide Afterschool Networks at


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