4 Federal Grants for After-School Programs

By Paige Kummer | Jul 20, 2020 10:00:02 AM

High-quality after-school programs serve an important purpose in our communities. Research shows they improve everything from educational outcomes and school attendance to social and emotional learning. 

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Beyond School Hours Session 2020

By Paige Kummer | Feb 25, 2020 9:23:13 PM

Funding Sustainability: Beyond 21st CCLC

Thursday February 27, 2020, Workshop Block 3 

Friday February 28, 2020, Workshop Block 5

Ben Hinkle-Wszalek and Phillip Smith of Cayen Systems are presenting their innovative method for programs to manage funding at the Beyond School Hours Conference in Orlando, FL, on 2/27.  The workshop, “Funding Sustainability: Beyond 21st CCLC” shares the TINCAN method of sustainability, a methodology that ensures after-school programs will be able to serve their community for years to come.  

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Cayen Systems Committed To Excellence In Data Security

By Phillip Smith | Dec 10, 2019 5:00:00 AM

In 2019, Utah enacted HB57 or the “Electronic Information or Data Privacy Act.” The bill, designed to protect private information stored with third parties, makes Utah the first state to create a law of this nature. The Utah State Board of Education’s Data Privacy Agreement helps to enforce compliance with the broader law, and is the first statewide agreement with the mission to “improve student data privacy in K-12 education by building public trust through providing practical support, meaningful guidance, and investigations.”

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Creating a Successful Grants Management Plan

By Phillip Smith | Oct 25, 2019 5:30:00 PM

The key to creating a successful grants management plan is making the best possible use of funds to set a program up for long-term success. Research is extremely important during this stage—and there are a few key things to remember:  

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IE11 Support Ending after December 31st, 2019

By Phillip Smith | Oct 15, 2019 12:15:00 PM

Effective December 31, 2019, Cayen Systems will end support for Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) as an accepted browser for accessing AfterSchool21 and AfterSchool201, as well as other Cayen Systems applications such as HIMSS, GEAR-UP, and Data Propeller.  

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AfterSchool21: The First Provider With Direct Transfer Into 21APR

By Paige Kummer | May 15, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Cayen Systems has led the way in eliminating the burden of manual data entry into 21APR. We have more than 20 years of experience providing OST program management and reporting software to 21CCLC and parent-pay programs. Today, we are proud to announce that we are the first provider to offer a direct link to 21APR for data verification and direct submission.

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After-school Appreciation Week 2019

By Alyssa Thornley | Apr 15, 2019 10:47:00 PM

It’s that time of year again, after-school professionals appreciation week! We are proud to team up with the National AfterSchool Association (NAA) to celebrate the professionals that are the heart of after-school programs across the country.  

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White House's Proposed 2020 Budget Includes Education Cuts - Again

By Dr. David Holbrook | Mar 21, 2019 6:00:00 AM

The White House proposes a budget every year to help inform the U.S. Congress of its priorities. When the White House's proposed budget aligns with Congress' priorities, funding the government isn't an issue. This seldom happens, and fortunately for educators looking at the White House's 2020 budget proposal, the cuts in education have not trended as a priority for Congress. In fact, the opposite has been true. The trend with Congress has been to increase education funding.

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Funding Sustainability: Beyond 21st CCLC

By Phillip Smith | Mar 8, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Cayen Systems presented at the National AfterSchool Association Conference in New York City March 15-18.  The workshop, “Funding Sustainability: Beyond 21st CCLC,” shared ways you can ensure your after-school program will be able to serve your community for years to come.  

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Cayen Systems Hosts Workshop at Beyond School Hours Conference

By Phillip Smith | Feb 8, 2019 2:42:00 PM

Cayen Systems is presenting at the Beyond School Hours Conference in Atlanta Feb 20-23.  The workshop, “Tips for Using Spreadsheets for the 21st CCLC Annual Performance Report,” shares the complexities of using manual data collection methods like spreadsheets for 21APR reporting.  

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