ACLG Supports and Partnership

Thank you to everyone who registered for today's session. If you weren't able to attend, you can watch the recording HERE.

 Are you thinking about applying for the After-School Community Learning Grant or other funds that value community partnerships? The City of Saint Paul and Saint Paul Public Schools are ready to support afterschool programs looking to expand their reach. Would you like to learn more about Sprockets resources that can help support your funding proposals and create impactful youth programs, through evaluation, continuous program improvement and professional development? Check out our virtual meeting where we discussed the new After-School Community Learning Grant (ACLG) and potential ways to partner both formally and informally with Sprockets, Saint Paul Public Libraries, Saint Paul Parks and Recreations and Saint Paul Pubic Schools.  The After-School Community Learning Grant is a new funding opportunity from the Minnesota Department of Education to connect schools and communities so that they can offer culturally affirming and enriching after-school and summer learning programs that meet the needs of young people and their families.   Here are some of the contacts and additional information shared at the session. This is just the beginning of conversations, not the end. With so many different partners and unique needs, please reach out to the contacts below who seem the best to connect with and explore further conversations...Even if you are interested in partnering not related to this funding! 

Follow Up Details - Who To Connect With

Grant information

MDE Afterschool Community Learning Grant Opportunity official siteIf you have any questions about this grant, please contact the Expanded Learning Opportunities Specialist Alyson Gagner at Questions may only be answered by this person. All questions must be submitted by February 8, 2024.  


  • Flipside - Interested in exploring a partnership with Flipside? SPPS Flipside Partner Collaboration Form ~, Flipside Program Manager 
  • Other SPPS-related exploration - Not sure that Flipside is the right fit and want to explore other possible SPPS connections. Tony Walker, Director of Community Education has offered to help direct folks to the appropriate person/department to engage in further conversations or set up opportunities to partner within Community Education through the school and district.


Saint Paul Parks and Recreation

  • Interested in exploring partnerships with Parks citywide or specific Recreation Centers.  Contact Shaina Abraham  at, Manager Rec Services 


Saint Paul Public Library

  • The library has a variety of ways to partner and is open to exploring more. Contact Saint Paul Public Library Deputy Director