Established with the support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Alabama Expanded Learning Alliance 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.


The Alabama Expanded Learning Alliance works to ensure Alabama youth, families, and communities have access to high quality programming during Out-of-School time that promotes positive development and life-long learning.


  • Create a sustainable structure of statewide, regional and local partnerships, particularly school-community partnerships, focused on supporting policy development at all levels.

  • Support the development and growth of statewide policies that will secure the resources that are needed to sustain new and existing school-based/school-linked afterschool programs

  • Support statewide systems and partnerships to ensure programs are of high quality.

For more information, go to or contact Felicia Simpson.