NSLA is launching a new Summer Innovation Fellowship, with an award of $25,000, to support emerging leaders of color who are:
  • Looking to launch, modify or expand a new program serving low-income students;
  • Model and promote unique and innovative practices, partnerships, or policies;
  • Address an unmet need and offer students some combination of academic, enrichment, and physical and social-emotional; and
  • Interested in measuring their success and joining the NSLA.

Our Vision

NSLA’s vision is that every child, regardless of zip code, grows and thrives every summer.

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We offer in-depth guides and resources, and can provide your next staff training, conduct a community landscape assessment or an evaluation of your program’s quality.

Programs & Events

National Summer Learning Week is a celebration dedicated to advocacy and awareness aimed at elevating the importance of keeping kids learning, safe, and healthy every summer, ensuring they return to school in the fall ready to succeed in the year.

Research & Policy

NSLA tracks and responds to policy issues that affect summer opportunities at the federal, state, and local levels, with the goal of ensuring high-quality summer learning opportunities reach as many youth as possible.