News & updates


We invite you to explore our Recent News and Updates: We are now on Twitter – Please follow us @ALACNAlabama We have posted for public comment the Alabama Statewide Afterschool Quality Standards. You may access them – here.  Based on feedback received thus far – additions to strengthen the Fiscal Accountability component and a few other revisions […]

Zero Robotics Program – Summer 2015

Applications are now being accepted!     Please find below the Zero Robotics Program Overview and Application for Participation. The Competition culminates with a live, interactive session of the students’ accomplishments being uploaded, critiqued and judged by the Astronauts on the International Space Station. Though both documents provide the particulars, please note the following specifics before […]

February Regional Forums

During the month of February, ALACN will be conducting Regional Forums throughout the state for the purpose of discussing strategies to better engage legislators/policymakers and local stakeholders to solicit greater support and involvement – develop and build community partners – and examine approaches for increased sustainability.  The dates, times, locations, and attendance registration may be accessed […]

America After 3 Report and Lights on Afterschool

Today, Lights on Afterschool is being celebrated nationwide.  In support of the annual event, Governor Bentley graciously issued a statewide proclamation for Alabama. In coordination with this special event, last week the Afterschool Alliance released America After 3 – a report focused on the status of Afterschool across the country. To view highlights for our state, access […]

FY 2014-2015 21st CCLC RFA Deadline Extended!

The Alabama State Department of Education released the 21st CCLC RFA – FY 2014 – 2015.   The Deadline for submission has been extended to Friday, August, 22, 2014!   You may access the document here: FY 2014 – 2015 21st CCLC RFA         

Grant Writing Session – Mega Conference 2014

As promised during the Grant Writing Session presented at Alabama’s Annual Educational Mega Conference 2014, the PowerPoint utilized is posted below.  All links within the document are “live” while in presentation mode. To expand the document to a higher resolution format suitable for printing for programmatic use and dispensing, simply click Download. [gview file=””] Judy Manning [gview file=””] […]

Summer Programs Robotics Opportunity

A tremendous opportunity for Alabama Middle School students this summer!!! Zero Robotics is a free Robotics software program being made available to Alabama’s summer programs through a collaborative effort of NASA, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Massachusetts Afterschool Network. It can be implemented as a stand alone initiative or in tandem with your current robotic […]

ACEA Conference

This year’s Conference was a HUGE success. Please consider joining us next year!!!   The Alabama Community Education Association announces (ACEA) Key Note Speakers and publishes the agenda for its upcoming Conference in Montgomery at the Renaissance Hotel and Conference Center on March 12 – 14, 2014. Please see the documents below for information and details. […]

The new Website officially launches

Welcome to the new Alabama Afterschool Community Network (ALACN) website. Hopefully, you will find it to be a useful tool and resource. Please take your time looking around.  If you have questions or want to be a part of the Network’s efforts, please let us know!