GRASA accepted to the Every Hour Counts Coalition

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Every Hour Counts, a coalition of 10 citywide organizations that increase access to quality learning opportunities, has launched a new National Learning Community comprised of expanded-learning system-builders from 13 additional cities and regions from around the country. The Every Hour Counts National Learning Community offers organizations the opportunity to share their own approaches with peers in other cities, improve their practices, receive coaching from field experts and experienced system-builders, and design solutions to shared challenges facing the field.

Jessica Donner, the executive director of Every Hour Counts said “We’re delighted to welcome 13 new cities and counties into our learning community. For the past 10 years, Every Hour Counts has cross-fertilized innovations in cities around the country and informed federal policy by learning from on-the- ground practitioners. This expansion will expand our circle of cities around the country from 10 to 23 who are learning from each other, advancing the field, and informing the design of new expanded-learning systems around the country.”

The Greater Rochester After-School Alliance, also known as GRASA, chairs ROC the Future’s Expanded Learning Opportunities CAN, whose focus is increasing the quality and quantity of out of school time learning opportunities.

Additional cities to join the Every Hour Counts National Learning Community include Dallas, TX – Dallas Afterschool, Denver, CO – Denver Afterschool Alliance, Detroit, MI – The Skillman Foundation, Fresno, CA – California Teaching Fellows Foundation, and Newark, NJ – Newark Thrives!, among others.