The Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) initiative is the only federal funding source dedicated exclusively to supporting local afterschool, before-school, and summer learning programs. The program serves nearly 2 million youth, through grants awarded by state education agencies.

Programs support:

  • Academic enrichment activities that can help students meet state and local achievement standards.
  • A broad array of additional enrichment services designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program, such as: drug and violence prevention programs, career and technical programs, counseling programs, art, music programs, STEM programs, and physical activity and nutrition education programs.
  • Literacy and related educational development services to the families of children who are served in the program.

This is our newsletter for both schools Senator Frank Lautenberg and PS 15 Cycle II. Check it out to see what the afterschool program has been up to and what is next!