Johnny Key

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21st Century Community Learning Centers

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

Click on the following link to view programs in Arkansas:

21st Century Community Learning Center Grantees (PDF)

Additional resources and references may be found at www.ed.gov/21stcclc

Arkansas 21st Century Community Learning Centers Statewide Evaluation (PDF)

21st CCLC Grant Application Update

The Arkansas Department of Education is pausing the 2017-2018 grant competition. This does not impact currently approved programs. The next competition for 2018-2019 will be held in April 2018. All programs in the 5th year will end as scheduled. The next opportunity for awards will be for the school year 2018-2019.
 
A new program support plan and updated guidelines will be released in Summer 2017. These updates will be posted here on the 21st CCLC webpage.
 
We are very excited about upcoming program improvements and look forward to releasing the new RFP in February 2018.

Smiling children at a learning center

(Webpage updated on February 1, 2017)

For more information, please contact:

Misty Pitman, Program Manager, 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of 
Public School Accountability
Four Capitol Mall, Box 26

Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone: 501-683-4497
Fax: 501-682-5136
Email: misty.pitman@arkansas.gov
 
 
James Graham, Fiscal Support Supervisor, 21st Century Community Learning Centers

Arkansas Department of Education

Division of Public School Accountability
Statewide System of Support
Four Capitol Mall, Box 26
Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone: 501-682-2282 

Fax: 501-682-5136
Email: james.graham@arkansas.gov

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