Online Professional Learning and
Technical Assistance for
21st Century Community Learning Centers

Voices From the Field

Periodically, Y4Y Technical Assistance team members have opportunities to conduct interviews with out-of-school time practitioners in a range of roles. Select from the brief descriptions below to learn about strategies and best practices that interest you. 


State Coordinator

  • Karyl Resnick, Massachusetts, talks about social and emotional learning, project-based learning, and other initiatives to support program improvement and professional development. [Read more]

21st CCLC Grant Specialist

  • Erin Busk, Indiana, talks about what it is like to work with diverse 21st CCLC program grantees, including a large number of community-based and faith-based organizations (CBOs and FBOs). [Read more]

Project Director

  • Johanna Friedel, Texas, talks about some best practices surrounding staff appreciation. [Read more]

Subject Matter Expert

  • Stacey Owens-Howard, Founder of Z.E.C.A. School of Arts and Technology in Jacksonville, and plenary presenter at the 2020 21st CCLC Summer Sypmosium, talks about how to educate at-risk students regardless of trauma and how to build a culture of learning. [Read more]