Jodi Grant

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Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance

Washington, D.C.

Jodi Grant has been executive director of the Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit public awareness and advocacy organization working to ensure that all children and youth have access to quality, affordable after-school programs since 2005.

Before joining the Afterschool Alliance, Grant served as director of Work and Family Programs for the National Partnership for Women & Families.

Grant graduated from Yale University with honors and received her law degree from Harvard University, and she discovered her passion for afterschool while volunteering at a program as a college student.

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Posted May 11, 2017

It’s Not Just About What Happens in School, After School Matters, Too

President Trump’s “skinny budget” for the coming fiscal year is chock full of proposed cutbacks to longstanding federal programs. But…

By Jodi Grant

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Posted June 23, 2017

I Never Thought I’d Be Legally Allowed to Stay in This Country. Now I’m a Teacher.

I never thought I’d get here. I never thought I’d be legally allowed to stay in this country, be a college graduate or be a…

By Angelica Del Rio

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Posted June 23, 2017

This Mom Knows Oversized Classrooms and Overworked Teachers, She Didn’t Want That for Her Children

Where do you live, and what schools do your children attend? My family lives in Tacoma. My daughter attends Green Dot Destiny Middle School, and…

By Danielle Davies, Francesca McDaniel

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Posted June 21, 2017

Coffee Break: Kennan Scott on Cold Brew, Mad Scientists and Teaching STEM to Kids of Color

Kennan Scott teaches engineering at West Oakland Middle School in Oakland, California. Before becoming a teacher, he worked as a transit engineer, where he saw…

By Katelyn Silva

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