|2013-14 Program Fact Sheet||Laws, Regulations, and Guidance|
The 21st Century Community Learning Center is a federal program is funded under Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
Fiscal Year 2011 Funding Level $5,653,883
Minimum grant award: $50,000 per school site/ per year
Maximum grant award: $125,000 per school site/per year
The 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grant funds are intended to assist local education agencies (LEAs), community organizations (CBOs), and faith-based organizations (FBOs) in providing before school, after school, and summer programming to youth in high poverty communities through the creation of 21st Century Community Learning Center programs.
The purpose of the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) Program is to provide students and their families with the opportunity to learn new skills and discover new abilities after the school day has ended.
The goal of the 21st CCLC program is to raise student academic achievement through the creation and expansion of community learning centers that provide students with academic enrichment opportunities as well as additional activities designed to complement their regular academic program. Families of 21st CCLC youth participants also have access to educational development opportunities through the program. Centers can be located in elementary, middle or secondary schools or similarly accessible facilities. They provide a range of high quality services to support student learning and development, including tutoring and mentoring, homework help, academic enrichment (e.g., hands-on science or technology programs), and community service opportunities, as well as music, arts, sports and cultural activities.
Authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the specific purposes of the law are to:
- Provide opportunities for academic enrichment, including tutorial services to help students, particularly those who attend low-performing schools, meet state and local student performance standards in core academic subjects like reading and mathematics.
- Offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students.
- Offer families of students served by community learning centers, opportunities for literacy education and related educational development.
Fiscal Year 2011 (July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011)
Funding Level - $5,653,883
- 30 Grants/70 Sites
- 22 Communities and Districts
- Average Youth Served Per Day: 1451
- Total youth served: 10,444
- Participants enrolled in free/reduced lunch program: 38%
- Regular participants improving academic performance: 66%
- Community partners engaged in providing programming/services: 69%
- Persistently lowest achieving schools receiving 21st CCLC funding: 73%
- Programs providing Supplemental Educational Services to schools: 21%
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