Many afterschool and summer programs are integrating international knowledge and skills in their programming.
Asia Society, in partnership with The Finance Project, has created a guide titled Funding Global Competence that is focused on how to identify and secure funding that will help out-of-school time programs make a bigger impact, faster.
Specifically, the guide covers how to frame the argument for global competence; how to manage diverse funding strategies; the types of federal and state funding sources; and how to match funding streams to your goals. The guide introduces other ideas, like the benefits of creating an educational foundation and other resources to turn to for help.
Few funding sources directly target global learning, and issues such as time-limited grants, narrow categorical funding streams, and the downturn in state and school district budgets creates a challenging backdrop against which school and program leaders seek to implement or expand programs. This guide is designed to help overcome these challenges.