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What is Expanded Learning?

Expanded learning refers to all before-school, after-school, summer, or intersession programs that may happen on or off of a school campus, and it is often referred to as out-of-school time (OST), enrichment, or extracurriculars.

Youth from marginalized communities have the greatest need for these programs but are least likely to have access.


million children

are alone and unsupervised after school.

SOURCE: Afterschool Alliance, America After 3 PM-Healthy-Futures-Report-2022

For every child in an after-school program,

3 are waiting to get in.

SOURCE: Afterschool Alliance, America After 3 PM-Healthy-Futures-Report-2022

Low-income students spend approximately


fewer hours

in expanded learning programming than their higher income peers.

*By the time they reach 6th grade.

Expand LA supports, connects, and advocates for LA’s youth learning opportunities.

ExpandLA will transform the expanded learning landscape to create opportunities for all LA youth, especially those from historically marginalized communities, to access high-quality expanded learning programs by serving 3 key roles for the expanded learning sector:


We will equip expanded learning providers with resources, knowledge, and capacity building to strengthen programs that yield positive outcomes for youth.


We will build systems and provider capacity to create a strong collaborative network of program providers and to effectively connect families and youth to expanded learning programs.


We will represent the collective voice of program providers and will strengthen advocacy efforts of the expanded learning sector to address gaps in the field, ensure equitable access to funding, and ignite widespread support for expanded learning.

Are you an after-school provider? Join the Movement!

Get in touch with us to learn how you can become part of the movement to ensure LA’s youth have access to high-quality expanded learning programs.

ExpandLA has arrived right on time. Public investments in OST coupled with foundational collaborative efforts over the last few years among agencies, funders, and schools means that ExpandLA, can capitalize on this momentum and maximize impact for Angeleno youth.

Julee Brooks, CEO Woodcraft Rangers

Funding has been inadequate to support quality classes, programs, and services for low-income communities and communities of color. Too often providers are left out of the room when decision-making happens. ExpandLA unites youth development programs with school districts, policy makers, and philanthropists to address the educational equity that exists throughout LA County.

Tony Brown, CEO Heart of Los Angeles

The importance and critical timing of ExpandLA cannot be underestimated. There is a huge need for an ecosystem that coordinates equitable access to funding, technical support, data collection, messaging, and access to quality programming. ExpandLA will be the difference in creating high-quality OST choices for families in LA.

Kim Richards, CEO Boys & Girls Club of Carson

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