Do you want to make your community a better place for kids?

Do you want to strengthen the Iowa afterschool community?

Do you want to be a leader in afterschool in Iowa?

The Iowa Afterschool Alliance is hosting a number of meetings across the state to share a new data tool to identify afterschool opportunities exclusively with program providers like you. We would like you to join us to be a leader in this project! We’ll be visiting several communities over the next year. Be sure to join us at one of them!

The roundtables are targeted to afterschool program providers – schools, churches, CBOs, STEM, recreation, et. al. This is your chance to be a founding leader in this exciting data initiative!  

The regional forums are open to anyone interested in finding out more about the project, data collected up to that date, and helping to formulate next steps for the data collection!

Eastern Iowa Roundtables and Forum - Completed!
Western Iowa Roundtables - Completed!

Western Iowa Regional Forum
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Council Bluffs School District Main Office
Board Room
300 W. Broadway Ste. 1600
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
RSVP Online


Afterschool Snack Legislative Reception
Come share your data with your legislator!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Iowa State Capitol
Des Moines, Iowa

Tuesday, March 10
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Triton Café
One Triton Circle
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Host: Iowa Central Community College

Thursday, March 12
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (tentative)
Location TBD
Mason City, Iowa



Thursday, March 19
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (tentative)
Location TBD
Ottumwa, Iowa



Central Iowa Regional Forum
Special Session(s) at the 2015 Iowa Impact After School Conference

April 23 & 24, 2015
Times TBD
Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center
5000 Merle Hay Rd.
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

  Save the Date for Next Year's
Impact After School Conference:

April 23-24, 2015
Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center
5000 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA 50322
Guest rooms will be available at the Ramada for $55 per night (April 22 and 23, 2015). To secure this special rate, call the hotel at 515-278-0271 and mention the Impact After School Conference to make your reservation by April 1, 2015.


Stay tuned for more information on the 2015 agenda and registration in the coming months. We hope to see you next spring!

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!

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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