CTAN is committed to Public Awareness about the importance of Out of School Time:

  • Increase public awareness about the need for high quality out-of-school time and summer learning programs
  • Engage programs in continuous improvement through the development of quality standards

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Professional Development is a critical component to CTAN:

  • Provide training and resources to program staff, volunteers, and community
  • Create a comprehensive professional development system that supports afterschool programs in Central Texas

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CTAN is constantly working to bring out community resources together:

  • Expand upon our network of non-profits, ISDs, and for-profit organizations to increase opportunities for collaboration and growth in the out-of-school time community
  • Increase support and sustainability for out-of-school programs by expanding resources

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  • PD updated spring schedule

    Professional Development Series 2014-2015

    Join CTAN for our next workshop in our 2014-2015 Professional Development Series!

    Crafting Connections and Creativity: Community Partnership Panel

    January 21, 2015

    10:00am to 11:30am

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  • CTAN Univeristy is on October 25th! Register now!

    CTAN University

    The Central Texas Afterschool Network hosts an annual conference, CTAN University. Each year we bring together a collaboration of experts, experienced professionals within the Out of School Time community, and innovative thinkers to workshop a theme of Out of School Time. The conference, directed at OST providers of all levels and experience, is an opportunity to think critically about Out of School Time. Through CTAN University, CTAN hopes to increase quality standards, opportunities, and points of access within Out of School Time. 

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    Afterschool 101

    Professional Development for Afterschool Programming

    Each year, CTAN hosts a day of training for afterschool providers. This professional development covers the basics of Out of School, from lesson planning and classroom management, to professionalism and the active participatory approach. Afterschool 101 is great way to train your frontline staff while also collaborating with the OST network and community. Meet new staff, providers, and organizations while participating in a day of quality training!

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Join the CTAN Executive Team!

An opportunity to serve on the CTAN Executive Team is now open, and we are accepting your nominations for a Membership Chairperson. Membership strategies are vital to building capacity and harnessing the momentum of our community system-building work. Please recommend creative professionals enthusiastic about growing CTAN’s impact and engaging our membership base. The Membership Chair term will be Spring 2015-Fall 2016.


United Way is Now Hiring!

As you know, United Way for Greater Austin is currently hiring! We’re seeking a Director of Target Graduation to ensure students in Greater Austin stay on the path to graduation and experience success in college, work, and life. This person will be an innovative leader with an adaptive management style who will lead program strategy, and maintain effective community and school district partnerships. They will leverage the influence, resources, and expertise of non-profit and community partners to sustain and develop youth and education focused initiatives. For more information, view the job description here or visit their website!