December 2016 NEWS



2016 Year-End Fundraising Campaign 

As part of our 2016 Year-End Fundraising Campaign, Foundations participated in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. Although #GivingTuesday has passed, you can still make a tax-deductible contribution to help us reach our goal. Your generous gift will be put to work immediately to support our efforts in improving education for children locally and nationally.

Click here to make your tax-deductible contribution. THANK YOU and Happy Holidays to you and yours!



New and Exciting Changes for OSTRC  

Stay tuned for some exciting new enhancements to OSTRC and its services in 2017. We will keep you posted!




OSTRC featured on "Focus on Education" TV Show

Focus on Education is the Education Policy and Leadership Center's (EPLC) monthly program highlighting Pennsylvania education issues on PCN-TV. On Sunday, November 13, EPLC President Ron Cowell moderated a discussion on afterschool programs in Pennsylvania with guests Laura Saccente, Director, Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network; Wendy Etheridge Smith, Executive Director, Higher Achievement; John Price III, Director/Project Manager, Out-of-School Time Resource Center; and Conrad Falvello, District Director, Congressman Lou Barletta.

CLICK HERE to watch the episode!



OSTRC User Survey: Help Us Serve You Better        

As a member of the OSTRC email list, we ask that you take a quick 3 minutes to complete this survey which will help us gauge our impact, inform our funders, improve our offerings to the OST community, and serve you better. Note: The OSTRC User Survey is completely separate from the annual Peer Networking Meeting survey that closed earlier this summer.

CLICK HERE to begin, and thank you!




Partnering for College Access and Success: College Access and Success & Out-of-School Time (OST) Programs Working Together

Join the Out-of-School Time Resource Center (OSTRC) and the Philadelphia College Prep Roundtable (PCPR) in collaboration with the School District of Philadelphia's Office of Strategic Partnerships (OSP) as we discuss, support, and promote "college access and success" through cross-sector collaboration. This will be an exciting and enriching two-day professional event series for stakeholders who are committed to helping young people succeed!


Day One: Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 9:30am-11:30am, OSTRC Peer Networking Meeting, "College and Career Readiness", School District of Philadelphia Headquarters, Room 1080, 440 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia PA, 19130.


CLICK HERE for Day ONE Details and Registration 


Day Two: Thursday, December 15, 2016, 9:00am-11:30am, PCPR December Network Meeting, "Topic TBD", La Salle University, 1900 West Olney Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19141.


CLICK HERE for Day TWO Details and Registration 




OSTRC $50 Discount: Beyond School Hours National Education Conference

Join your national OST colleagues for an unforgettable few days (and nights) dedicated to learning, networking and celebration. 200+ hands-on workshops led by the experts | pre-conference leadership institute | keynotes, site visits, exhibits | facilitated discussions & networking | special events & entertainment.

Use discount code OSTRC17 to receive $50 off your conference registration.  Register today at