The Alabama Expanded Learning Alliance (AELA) works to ensure Alabama youth, families, and communities have access to high quality programming during Out-of-School time that promotes positive development and life-long learning.
Create a sustainable structure of statewide, regional and local partnerships, particularly school-community partnerships, focused on supporting policy development at all levels.
Support the development and growth of statewide policies that will secure the resources that are needed to sustain new and existing school-based/school-linked afterschool programs
Support statewide systems and partnerships to ensure programs are of high quality.
Director of Policy and
AELA Projects Coordinator
Dr. Christine Spear
Director of STEM Education
Lauderdale, Limestone, Madison, Jackson, Lawrence, Morgan, Marshall, DeKalb, Winston, Cullman, Blount, Walker
Colbert, Franklin, Marion, Lamar, Fayette, Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Sumter, Greene, Hale, Perry, Choctaw, Marengo, Wilcox
Jefferson, Shelby, St Clair, Etowah, Cherokee, Calhoun, Talladega, Cleburne, Clay, Randolph, Coosa, Tallapoosa, Chambers
Chilton, Dallas, Autauga, Elmore, Lee, Lowndes, Montgomery, Bullock, Russell, Butler, Crenshaw, Pike, Barbour
Clarke, Washington, Monroe, Conecuh, Escambia, Covington, Coffee, Dale, Henry, Houston, Geneva, Escambia, Baldwin, Mobile
Dr. Tracye Strichik