21st Century Community Learning Centers
Announcing the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) Grant Awards for 2012-13 (PDF)
Availability of the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) 2012-13 Request for Proposal (RFP) and the opening of the eGrants online application (PDF)
21st Century Community Learning Centers Program Guidelines and Application for Funding 2012-13 Program Year (PDF)
21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) Grant Awards (word)
Availability of the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) 2011-12 Request for Proposal (RFP) and the opening of the eGrants online application (PDF)
21st Century Community Learning Centers Program Guidelines and Application for Funding 2011-12 Program Year (PDF)
Rubric for 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant (PDF)
School District Letter of Agreement (PDF)
Agency Letter of Agreement (PDF)
Announcing the 2010-2013 Cohort 5 Penn*Link message (PDF)
2010-2013 Budget Formula Worksheet (Excel)
2010-2011 Summary Budget Form (Word)
Principles of Effectiveness and Federal Assurances (Word)
21st CCLC Federal and State Reporting Requirements (PDF)
21st CCLC Legislation
PENNSYLVANIA STATEWIDE AFTERSCHOOL YOUTH DEVELOPMENT NETWORK (PSAYDN) recently launched their new website at http://www.psaydn.org. PSAYDN’s mission is to promote sustainable, high-quality out-of-school time youth development programs through advocacy and capacity building to enhance the welfare of Pennsylvania’s children, youth and families.
THE HARVARD FAMILY RESEARCH PROJECT HAS JUST RELEASED THE FIRST TWO PUBLICATIONS IN A NEW SERIES ENTITLED "OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME EVALUATION SNAPSHOTS." Harvard Family Research Project's out-of-school time updates email. The next publication in our "Out-of-School Time Evaluation Snapshots" series is now available on our website. This "Snapshot," "Out-of-School Time Settings," provides an overview of out-of-school time (OST) programs that use technology. It examines the diverse ways in which these programs utilize technology, how they are being evaluated, the outcomes associated with participation in these programs, and common implementation challenges and successes.
Afterschool Alliance A nonprofit public awareness and advocacy group dedicated to ensuring that all children have access to after-school programs by the year 2010. The website includes policy information, research, and information on how to advocate for after-school programs.
Coalition of Community Schools Provides information on tools for sustainability and funding opportunities.
Documenting Progress and Demonstrating Results: Evaluating Local Out-of-School Time Programs Published by the Harvard Family Research Project and The Finance Project
Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning A useful compendium of Internet resources and examples of innovative after-school programs.
National Institute for Out-of-School Time NOIST, at the Center for Research on Women at Wellesley College, has successfully brought national attention to the importance of children's out-of-school time, influenced policy, increased standards and professional recognition, and spearheaded community action aimed at improving the availability, quality and viability of programs serving children and youth.
Performance Measures in Out-of-School Time Evaluation - Harvard Family Research Project, March 2003
Providing Quality After-School Learning Opportunities for America's Families A publication on aspects of the 21st CCLC and a description of the initial challenges and successes of the program.
U.S. Department of Education's National Evaluation - First Year Findings
U.S. Department of Education's 21st CCLC Website
|The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLCs) program is authorized under, Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (P.L. 107-110), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 . The CCLC program provides funding for the establishment of community learning centers to provide academic, artistic and cultural enhancement activities to students and their families when school is not in session (before school, after school, and/or during holidays or summer recess). The primary goal of these Centers is to assist students to meet state and local standards for core subjects such as reading and mathematics, by providing students with academic enrichment opportunities. In addition to academics, Centers may also offer participants a broad array of other services and programs, such as counseling, character education, drug and violence prevention programming, art, music, recreation activities and technology education. Ancillary services for parents such as literacy instruction may also be given. Although the 21st Century program has been operating for several years, the No Child Left Behind legislation transfers administration of the program from the federal government to each state’s chief education agency.|