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Register Now for the 2014 Impact After School Conference!
April 24 & 25, 2014

Stoney Creek Inn and Conference Center 

5291 Stoney Creek Court

Johnston, IA 50131 


Join other afterschool coordinators, administrators, front-line staff, and educators for two full days

of professional development and networking with Iowa and Minnesota afterschool program providers!

Space is limited - register today!

Regular Registration Deadline: April 17


 With questions about the conference, contact Indira Blazevic at


Click here to register for the conference

Registration Fees:
for Iowa and Minnesota 21CCLC Grantee Program Staff & Administrators ($130 after April 17)
for General Attendees ($170 after April 17)

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Click here to view a PDF of the agenda



Check out photos from the 2013 Impact After School (IAS) Conference

The 2013 IAS Conference was the first annual statewide conference in Iowa planned by the Iowa Afterschool Alliance, with support from the Iowa Department of Education and the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program. The conference took place on April 24 and 25, 2013 at the Stoney Creek Inn, in Johnston, Iowa. 114 out-of-school time professionals attended the conference! 

The second annual IAS Conference will be in April of 2014! Look for more details to come soon. Be sure to check out last year's conference program!

Click here to see the full gallery of photos from the 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

December 2013 Advisor
November 2013 Advisor

October 2013 Advisor
September 2013 Advisor
August 2013 Advisor
July 2013 Advisor
June 2013 Advisor
May 2013 Advisor
April 2013 Advisor
March 2013 Advisor
February 2013 Advisor
January 2013 Advisor

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Also check out our Resources Page for additional resources on afterschool.

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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