Education Technology

Leveraging ESSER and Other Public Funding To Support After-School Programs and Address Career and Workforce Readiness

Sept 2, 2021
Presenter: Gina Warner

The September TI Talks event featured Gina Warner, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National AfterSchool Association.

Warner discussed:

  • The landscape of after-school programs around the country
  • How these programs support career and workforce readiness
  • Leveraging public funding to support expanding programs

Please find slides to the presentation below.

Photograph of Gina Warner


Gina Warner
President and Chief Executive Officer
National AfterSchool Association

Gina Warner is President and CEO of the National AfterSchool Association (NAA). NAA — the voice of the after-school profession — has over 36,000 members across the country and hosts the most comprehensive program of professional development opportunities for after-school professionals anywhere in the U.S. Working at the intersection of education, youth development, public policy and nonprofit leadership, Warner works to strengthen NAA to meet the needs of both emerging and experienced after-school professionals through enhanced training and development, increased communication, outreach and membership engagement.

Session details:

National AfterSchool Association President and CEO Gina Warner gave insight into leveraging public funding to support after-school programs. As part of this TI Talk, participants:

  • Gained insight into landscape of after-school programs around the country
  • Understood the latest research on the value and importance of high-quality after-school programs
  • Explored how after-school programs support career and workforce readiness
  • Heard how after-school programs are leveraging ESSER, ARP and other public funding sources to support expanding programs
  • Learned more about how you can become involved in after-school programs and the National AfterSchool Association

Who should attend:

  • After-school professionals
  • School district leaders, school leaders
  • Education service center leaders
  • University and community college faculty
  • Community organizations focused on STEM
  • State education leaders in math, science, STEM, CTE and workforce
  • Grant writers


Please contact Wendy Peel, or 214.405.2779.