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Iowa Afterschool Alliance

2910 Westown Parkway, STE 302

West Des Moines, IA 50266


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The Iowa Afterschool Alliance and its work to improve access to high quality out-of-school time programming is supported by passionate staff, a dedicated leadership team, and generous partners.


The Iowa Afterschool Alliance is staffed by SPPG, a private, mission-driven consulting company based out of West Des Moines, Iowa. Find out more about SPPG at


Britney Samuelson

IAA Policy Lead

Britney has acted as the Policy Lead for the Iowa Afterschool Alliance since 2018. She is passionate about connecting afterschool advocates with lawmakers to help them understand the importance of out-of-school time in communities across the state. Britney graduated from Simpson College in 2017 with her bachelor’s in Social Justice, Applied Philosophy, and Spanish.


Crystal Hall

21CCLC Monitoring and Support Manager

Crystal Hall joined the team in August of 2019 but has over 20 years’ experience working with youth, families, and community partners in both the education and non-profit/human service world. She is looking forward to working with afterschool sites in a capacity and support building role and will use her experience managing afterschool programming to better serve kids, families, and providers across the state. Crystal graduated from Mount Mercy College (now University) in 1998 with a degree in English, Criminal Justice, and History and holds several certificates for continuing education and specialized training. 

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