ABOUT THE FUND

The Youth Development Emergency Relief Fund was established by the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) to support out-of-school time programs across the state as they respond to the impact of COVID-19 within our community. 

On Tuesday, April 7th, AzCASE will celebrate our 30th anniversary by participating in Arizona Gives Day, an annual day of virtual giving that has raised over $17.1 million for Arizona nonprofits since 2013. 

All funds raised on our behalf during Arizona Gives Day will go towards a Youth Development Emergency Relief Fund. One hundred percent of contributions to this fund will be distributed to programs in need. 

Please join us in celebrating 30 years of out-of-school time programming and help us ensure that the most affected programs can get back on their feet to continue providing their services for our communities, children and youth. 

You’re invited our Virtual 30th Birthday Party on Tuesday, April 7th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Drop in anytime!) Where: Google Hangouts, https://meet.google.com/vnn-rovx-xpm. You can also join by phone at: ‪+1 862-208-3388‬, PIN: ‪938 790 653‬#.

During this full day of resource and information sharing relevant to this time of crisis response, we will have sessions on what’s happening to Arizona children and youth through COVID-19, trauma informed care during these times, food issues and resources, potential funding and support for programs as well as self-care and workforce development sessions for program staff who have been affected due to COVID19. 

We hope to virtually see you at any time that works best for you during our full day of fundraising, resource and information sharing on April 7th. 

AzCASE is committed to working with program partners and community collaborators within our network to continue to adapt to the evolving needs in our field in order to support gaps not covered by state or federal relief funding. 

If your program is interested in applying for the Youth Development Emergency Relief Fund please email Angel Cancino at acancino@azafterschool.org and we will send you the form and eligibility criteria to apply for the program after April 7th.

Contribute to the Fund

On Tuesday, April 7th, AzCASE is celebrating our 30th anniversary by participating in a 24-hour campaign of virtual giving as part of Arizona Gives Day. All funds raised on our behalf during Arizona Gives Day will go towards a Youth Development Emergency Relief Fund. One hundred percent of contributions to this fund will be distributed to programs in need. Help us ensure that the most affected programs can get back on their feet to continue providing their services for our communities, children and youth. Donate here

Apply for Funding

Arizona out-of-school time programs who are interested in applying for financial support from the Youth Development Emergency Relief Fund are invited to email Angel Cancino to request the application form and eligibility criteria. Applications will be accepted after April 7, 2020.

Celebrating 30 Years of AzCASE

The Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence was founded in 1990 with the vision of ensuring all Arizona children have access to quality out-of-school time programs. 2020 marks our 30th anniversary and much progress has been made! We have more work to do. We are dedicating our anniversary celebration to supporting struggling out-of-school time programs in our state with the Youth Development Emergency Fund.

Hangout with Us on April 7!

Join us for our Virtual 30th Birthday Party on Tuesday, April 7th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Drop in anytime!)

Where: Google Hangouts, https://meet.google.com/vnn-rovx-xpm. You can also join by phone at: ‪+1 862-208-3388‬, PIN: ‪938 790 653‬# 

During this full day of resource and information sharing relevant to this time of crisis response, we will have sessions on what’s happening to Arizona children and youth through COVID-19, trauma informed care during these times, food issues and resources, potential funding and support for programs as well as self-care and workforce development sessions for program staff who have been affected due to COVID-19. We hope to virtually see you at any time that works best for you during our full day of fundraising, resource and information sharing on April 7. But you don’t have to wait until April 7 to make a difference. Donate to our emergency relief fund now and help programs struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Support the programs that keep our children and youth safe, learning and thriving