The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) initiative is the only federally funded source dedicated exclusively to out-of-school-time programs.
Arizona's Title IV, Part B (21st CCLC) program supports student participants in meeting the State’s rigorous academic standards. Funded programs are designed to align with State and school goals and specifically assist targeted students in their school day learning objectives.
Arizona’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers build and sustain comprehensive out-of-school-time programs that provide high-quality academic enrichment opportunities for students attending high-poverty, low-performing schools. These programs meaningfully engage adult family members in helping their children succeed academically.
21st CCLC programs throughout the state maintain a strong commitment to improving math, reading/language arts/literacy, and science. Complementing this primary focus, 21st CCLC programs in the State supplement the students’ regular academic school day by creating a rich variety of classes and activities outside of the instructional day that help students become proficient and connect with learning through project-based, hands-on enrichment that is tied to real-world college and career application, and that build career competencies and readiness. This enrichment includes offerings in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), environmental literacy programs, art, music and physical education, mentoring, technology education including coding, and nutrition and health education.
This web page was recently featured by the Arizona Department of Education for increasing community awareness of Scottsdale's 21st Century Community Learning Center program.
All of the State’s awarded programs must provide for a safe and healthy learning environment by ensuring that the following components are incorporated in their applications and program implementation:
21st Century Grant Specialist
|Coronado High School||Sarah Moore|
|Echo Canyon School (K-8)||Angelyn Chasse|
|Hohokam Elementary School||Maggie Finan|
|Ingleside Middle School||Amber Emr & Cheryl Guthrie|
|Navajo Elementary School||Stacey Neuharth|
SUSD schools that participate in the 21st Century Community Learning program are also Title I schools:
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers afterschool program is funded by a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the Arizona Department of Education.