Janet U. Levings is a research associate focused on afterschool and expanded learning training and technical assistance initiatives. As a facilitator for New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) programs, Levings uses Beyond the Bell tools to develop and facilitate workshops for frontline staff working in afterschool and expanded learning programs in the areas of curriculum development, recruitment and retention. Janet also worked for four years as a coach for the Milwaukee Public Schools afterschool programs. In this role Janet used Beyond the Bell tools as she worked with 52 urban afterschool programs to improve academic enrichment programming and to increase connections to school day stakeholders. Janet also aligned tools from Beyond the Bell to each states' afterschool quality standards in an effort to support the implementation of afterschool best practices across the country. She completed the Post-Baccalaureate Early Childhood Education program at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and she holds a B.S. in business from Marquette University.