Center for Out-of-School Advancement 

Knowing that the need for out-of-school time resources was great and that we could not provide for every scholar in Ohio, ODA founded the Center for Out-of-School Advancement in 2018 to lead a statewide effort to expand high-quality out-of-school time programs in Ohio. COSA spearheads our efforts to expand access to and improve the quality of out-of-school time programming across the state.

We share best practices, conduct program observations, and host regional and statewide trainings. In addition, COSA hosts an annual two-day state conference for recipients of 21st Century Community Learning Center grants.

Through this work, we indirectly reach over 40,000 kids across the state each year.

Learn more about the COSA initiative for Ohio at