21st Century Community Learning Centers

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, Every Student Succeeds Act, and is administered by the Bureau of Indian 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.

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • STEM Basketball
  • Archery Volleyball
  • Life Skills Cooking
  • Drafting Parenting
  • Music Legos
  • Tutoring Photography
  • Color Guard Building Trades
  • Native American Language Beading
  • Native American Culture Agriculture
21st Century Learning Program Brochure cover (image)

Our Mission

To promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

Program Description

This program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities 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.

Theodore Roosevelt School dormitory (image)