Who We Are
Founded in 2005, the Central Valley Afterschool Foundation (CVAF) supports high-quality afterschool programs through training, communications, funding partnerships, and public awareness initiatives benefiting nearly 40,000 children and youth in a six-county region.
We are passionate about the development of children and youth. We are committed to providing opportunities to kids who need them. We are working on behalf of those who do not have safe and healthy places to go afterschool.
The Central Valley Afterschool Foundation is a program of Central Valley Children’s Partnership (CVCP), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth in the Central Valley. CVCP was developed by CVAF to provide the 501(c)3 infrastructure for projects serving youth and youth organizations in central California. CVCP and CVAF serve the counties of Fresno, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Tulare.
CVCP/CVAF is an innovative technical assistance organization that promotes a better quality of life for underserved children and youth during their out-of-school time (specifically afterschool and summer). We provide essential training, resources, activities and support to leaders. Specifically, the role of CVCP/CVAF is to:
- Provide training, curriculum development, program development and leadership support in collaboration with agencies implementing direct services to underserved children and youth, in order to build capacity and effectiveness.
- Develop community partnerships to advance the well-being of children and youth, and to provide them with opportunities they would not otherwise gain.
- Build public awareness of the importance of out-of-school time learning for children and youth through public events and communications.
- Promote the voice of the Central Valley’s children and smart public policy options locally, statewide and nationally.