Welcome to the Nebraska
21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC)
21st CCLC is a federally-funded competitive grant program designed to support the establishment of community learning centers serving students in high need school buildings. Funding is provided by the Federal government through the No Child Left Behind Act and is administered by the Nebraska Department of Education.
These grants are awarded to projects that offer a broad array of services, programs and activities during non-school hours or periods when school is not in session (such as afterschool or during summer recess). The three goals for this grant program are to: improve student learning performance in one or more core academic areas, increase social benefits and positive behavioral changes, and increase family/community engagement to support student education.
For more information about the Nebraska grantees, select "Overview" on the left-hand menu. If you are interested in applying for a grant, select "Grant Application". For helpful resources for starting an after-school program, select "Getting Started".
Expanding Minds and Opportunities
Leveraging the Power of Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success
A compendium of studies, reports, and commentaries by 100+ professionals and policy leaders on the best practices, impact, and future of expanded learning opportunities.
Terri K. Peterson, PdD. Executive Editor - February 2013
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