National Afterschool Matters Fellowship

Cohort Two Application Cycle is Open!
Become an Afterschool Matters National Fellow

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NASM Fellowship includes two in-person retreats

Be part of a Professional Learning Community

Examine your own practice through:

  • Hands-on inquiry-based research and writing
  • Collaborative process and community
  • Leadership development

Your two-year fellowship includes:

  • Retreats led by NIOST and the National Writing Project
  • Regular virtual meetings with fellows and mentors
  • Writing opportunities for ASM Journal, Youth Today OST Hub, blogs, conferences, etc.
  • Stipend
  • And more!


Applications are due May 31, 2017.

Fellowship Cohort Two commences Fall 2017.


Learn more!



    "NIOST has been an anchor for numerous school age care projects we do, including ASQ (After-School Quality) and Links to Learning. They are a nationally respected organization that Pennsylvania has partnered with for over 20 years."

    – Betsy O. Saatman, TA Specialist/SAC Initiatives, Pennsylvania Key

    "NIOST was a core partner in supporting the development of quality improvement systems across the nine cities that participated in The Wallace Foundation Next Generation Afterschool System-Building Initiative. The NIOST team worked well with other technical assistance partners in the initiative, always willing to pitch in and collaborate with others to make our professional learning community meetings a team effort. I truly hope the Foundation has an opportunity to partner with them in the future."

    – Priscilla M. Little, Initiative Manager, The Wallace Foundation


    "NIOST has been a leader in the out-of-school time field for as long as I can remember, and I have relied on their research, tools, and advice to improve my practice throughout my career. Their staff members are good partners and good listeners, and their influence across the country is palpable."

    – Jane Quinn, Vice President and Director of National Center for Community Schools, Children's Aid Society

    "Georgia Hall, Ellen Gannett, and the NIOST team have been instrumental in driving the healthy afterschool movement. Their dedication to quality practice, informed policy, and collective impact is instrumental in our effort to create healthier communities."

    – Daniel W. Hatcher, Director, Community Partnerships, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

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