Based out of Flint, Michigan, the C.S. Mott Foundation invests in the areas of civil society, education, environment, and the Flint area. The Mott Foundation is the foundational funder of the 50-state afterschool networks, of which the Iowa Afterschool Alliance is one.
C.S. Mott Foundation
The Iowa Department of Human Services oversees many programs that support Iowa’s most vulnerable populations, including child care and child welfare. Through shared goals, the Iowa Department of Human Services and Iowa Afterschool Alliance work together to ensure that all children, especially those most in need, have access to safe and supportive learning environments when they are not in school.
The Iowa School Age Care Alliance seeks to support out-of-school time professionals to develop their knowledge and skills to support youth in afterschool and summer settings. The Iowa School Age Care Alliance and the Iowa Afterschool Alliance partner throughout the year on professional development opportunities for program leaders and frontline staff.
Iowa School Age Care Alliance
As one of the most prominent supporters of out-of-school time in Central Iowa, United Way of Central Iowa is a significant partner in ensuring all youth in Polk, Dallas, and Warren Counties have access to high quality programming in their community. UWCI supports the work of three enrichment coaches. More information about this Initiative can be found at www.ciostinitiative.org.
The Iowa Department of Education is a key partner in ensuring access to high quality out-of-school time programming in Iowa. As the administrative entity overseeing the state’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, the Iowa Department of Education is a significant supporter of the work of the Iowa Afterschool Alliance.