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.