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 Information about the 21st CCLC Program

What is a 21st Century Community Learning Center?

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Competitive Grant is an opportunity to establish or expand community learning centers that provide students with enrichment opportunities along with activities designed to complement the students’ regular academic program. Specifically, the goal of Georgia’s 21st CCLC efforts is to impact students through an intentional focus on improved reading, mathematics, positive youth development, and parent and family engagement outcomes. These centers serve as safe and nurturing environments where children participate in enriching activities during times when school is not in session. The centers also provide opportunities for literacy and/or educational services to the families of children participating in the program. Strong connections between schools and out of school time programs, along with strong community collaboration, are crucial to the success of this initiative.