Catherine Cutler Institute

Erin Frati

Director of the Maine Afterschool Network; Children, Youth, and Families Program

Office Location

306 Haynes Building, Augusta




Erin Frati is the Director of the Maine Afterschool Network.  Prior to joining the Afterschool Network Erin was involved with several projects in Maine with the Communities for Children and Youth Initiative of the Governor’s Children’s Cabinet including; the College Community Mentoring Project, Assets Getting to Outcomes for Maine and Diversion to Assets. Erin was named a 2014 White Riley Peterson Policy Fellow at the Riley Institute of Furman University and holds a BS from the School of Human Development at the University of Maine.

Areas of Expertise

The Statewide Afterschool Networks exist in 50 states across the country.  The networks are focused on improving education and out-of-school time opportunities for children and youth, particularly low-income children, and are geared toward achieving three primary goals:

  • Goal 1: Create a sustainable structure of statewide, regional, and local partnerships, particularly school-community partnerships, focused on supporting policy development at all levels.
  • Goal 2: 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.
  • Goal 3: Support statewide systems to ensure programs are of high quality.