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Alabama Extended Learning Alliance

Established with the support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Alabama Extended Learning Alliance (AELA) is one of the 50 national afterschool networks dedicated to informing policy, developing partnerships, and shaping practices to sustain and increase the quality of afterschool programs nationwide.
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University of Alabama Gadsden Early Learning Initiative

The University of Alabama Gadsden Early Learning Initiative (ELI) is an inclusive diverse program designed to meet the needs of the community by providing (2) First Class Pre-K classrooms. The ELI strives to promote evidence based practices and high-quality early learning for all children by providing a model of care and education for young children and serving as a site to advance in-service and pre-service educator professional development and research in early childhood education.
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Afterschool Alliance

The Afterschool Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for quality, affordable programs for all children. Creating more afterschool programs, increasing program quality and moving toward long-term sustainability requires building strong public will in support of afterschool and expanded learning. The Afterschool Alliance was created to conduct this public awareness and advocacy work and to serve as a national voice for afterschool and expanded learning.