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ServeOhio Announces New 2019-2020 Grantees/AmeriCorps Programs

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Congratulations are in order, as ServeOhio announces it’s NEW Ohio AmeriCorps program list for the 2019-2020 school year – 6 of which are 21st CCLC grantees!

  • After-School All-Stars (Northeast Region)
  • College Now Greater Cleveland (Northeast Region)
  • Greater Cleveland Neighborhood Centers Association (Northeast Region)
  • Horizon Education Centers (Northeast Region)
  • Shawnee State University (Southeast Region)
  • University Settlement (Northeast Region)

Below is the full list of 2019-2020 AmeriCorps Ohio Programs with their Primary Service Activity:


Please click HERE for more information on ServeOhio’s committment and impact through AmeriCorps and Volunteer Engagement.


21st CCLC Program Shares – September 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Tracee Perryman of Center of Hope (Northwest Region) for the work she is doing within the City of Toledo, and the impact it is leaving on the community served!

Please see the 1st highlight on our Program Shares pages for more information on Dr. Perryman’s recent accomplishment:  https://21stcenturylearningcenters.wordpress.com/posts/.

If you have program highlights that you would like to share, please email Charmaine Davis-Bey with a brief description and any attachments/links at charmaine.davis@education.ohio.gov by the 9th of every month:




21st CCLC Evaluation Update – 21APR Spring 2019 Data Collection

FYI Current 21st CCLC Program Managers:

The  21APR System Will Be OPEN for Ohio grantees to input Spring 2019 data.  Please be advised that the Spring 2019 Reporting Dates for Ohio are as follows:

September 16, 2019 – November 27, 2019

Spring 2019 Reporting Data is due to the 21APR system NO LATER than Monday, November 27, 2019.

For more information, please refer to an email you should have received from our data coordinator, Stacia Ashley.  Questions?  Please email Stacia.Ashley@education.ohio.gov for assistance.

21st CCLC – FY20 Timeline Updates (Evaluator Training and Compliance System Training)

Greetings 21st CCLC Grantees:

The 21st CCLC FY20 Timeline has been updated to include further information on the upcoming Evaluator Training and one of the Compliance System trainings. 

To access the full timeline, please click on the picture below:

FY20 Timeline

Please note the following:

  • For the October 3rd Evaluator Training, the times are 8am – 5pm. If there are any questions specifically about that training, please contact our Assistant Director, Shannon Teague, directly at Shannon.Teague@education.ohio.gov.


  • The final FY20 Compliance System training is now Tuesday, November 5th (highlighted in red).  Please contact your Regional Consultant with any additional questions.


For future reference, to find pertinent 21st CCLC contact information and the most recent FY20 timeline, please go to our Contact Us page HERE.




Upcoming Young Entrepreneur Pitch (YEP)! Curriculum Trainings Available – Athens and Toledo

Add Some Sizzle to Your Program with Young Entrepreneur Pitch (YEP)!

Programs that piloted the free K-12 Young Entrepreneur Pitch curriculum this summer said it “provided amazing learning opportunities,” was a “thorough curriculum,” that “pushed creativity,” and was “a really good program.”

Teaching kids about entrepreneurship helps them learn and practice 21st and 22nd century skills including communication and problem solving, provides a new lens through which to view the future, and is something they enjoy. Some experts believe entrepreneurship is an essential skill that needs to be added to current educational initiatives.


Heart Reach Neighborhood Ministries student interviewed by Youngstown reporter about his entrepreneurial pitch

Students who participated in YEP programs this summer said they liked the program because: “it gave me confidence,” “help prepare for the future,” “I get to make my own idea,” “it was interesting,“ and “I liked talking with the judges.”

Program partners, funders, schools and their business advisory councils, and others can serve as student mentors, host field trips, guest speakers, pitch contest judges or donate pitch contest prizes.

The Ohio Afterschool Network, in partnership with the Young Entrepreneur Institute, is hosting two free 75-minute trainings:

  • Tuesday, September 10th, 10:15-11:30 at the SE Ohio Hub meeting at the Athens Public Library. Register on the Ohio Afterschool Network website. The Hub meeting with continue after the training with information sharing and training until 2:00 pm.
  • Monday, September 23rd, 10:30-noon at the United Way of Greater Toledo, 424 Jackson Street, Toledo 43604. Register here.

Several 30-minute webinars are scheduled for August and September to introduce educators and others who work with youth to the YEP curriculum.  Registration is online.

For more information, contact Liz Nusken at liz@oanohio.org.










IMPORTANT NOTICE: FY20 21st CCLC Updates/Timeline


TO:  All Current 21st Century Community Learning Center’s Grantees

RE:  FY20 – 21st CCLC Updates

Congratulations to the FY20 New and Continuing Grantees – welcome back and we hope you had a fun and restful summer vacation!  Please review the following carefully:


  • All new FY 20 grantees and new program managers only, due to limited space, are required to attend the FY20 Fall Orientation on October 4, 2019, being held at the Vineyard Church, 6000 Cooper Rd., Westerville, OH.  Please register via STARS in the Department’s training and registration portal, using your OH¦ID account. Note: STARS Registration will open by August 27, 2019.


  • All Continuing grantees are required to review a pre-recorded webinar to include FY20 changes, which will be posted on the 21st CCLC website by October 4, 2019.


  • Please find the FY20 21st CCLC timeline HERE.  Please be sure to review all the required trainings and mark them on your calendar.  Please note: Due to recent internal changes 21st CCLC regional trainings – i.e., Compliance Trainings, Bidders Conferences, Continuation Plan and Navigation Trainings – have been scheduled at the Department of Administrative Services in Columbus. We apologize for any inconvenience and extra travel this may cause.


  • All Program Managers and all local Program Evaluators are required to attend the FY20 Evaluation Meeting and Training. This is a new session designed to provide guidance and support for grantees and their contracted evaluators.  This session is scheduled for Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the Vineyard Church, 6000 Cooper Rd., Westerville, Ohio 43081. Note: STARS registration will open for this event on September 5, 2019.


  • It is required that all 21st CCLC organizations have only one Program Manager role assigned in OEDS. The personnel role in OEDS you must assign is entitled Program Manager – 21st CCLCFirst Year Grantees/New Grantees: Please ensure that your organization has this role assigned via your OEDS-R Administrator. Continuation Grantees: Please take the time to review this role in OEDS and make updates as needed.


  • 21st CCLC Annual Statewide Summit will not be held this year. 21st CCLC will be sponsoring the OAN’s Best Foot Forward Conference in Dublin, Ohio on February 20- 21, 2020. All 21st CCLC grantees are expected to attend.  More information will be forthcoming.


  • Information about the Center for Out of School Advancement (COSA) regional trainings, that are required for all First Year or New Grantees, will be coming soon.


If for any reason the timeline changes, we will send out updated information on the blog.  If you have any questions, please contact your regional consultant, using information found on our Contact Us page.

ODE’s Charmaine Davis-Bey Selected to Join National Afterschool and Expanded Learning Initiative


The Riley Institute at Furman University has selected Charmaine Davis-Bey, M.Ed. to participate in the White-Riley-Peterson (WRP) Policy Fellowship.  A partnership with the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the WRP Fellowship is a ten-month, national program designed to equip graduates with a real-world understanding of policy-making for afterschool and expanded learning.

“From the moment I began my journey in afterschool 6 years ago, I knew I had found my purpose and my ‘why,’ as a proud public servant and educator,” says Davis-Bey.  “It is truly an honor to be in Cohort 8 of this fellowship, to connect with my fellow cohort members and Riley Institute leadership – as well, using the knowledge and experience I’ve acquired to create effective policy and change within the State of Ohio – to support the positive outcomes of our youth and their families.”

In October, Davis-Bey will travel to Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, to begin the program. As part of the fellowship, Davis-Bey will develop and implement a state-level policy project in cooperation with the Ohio Afterschool Network and the National Afterschool Alliance.

Charmaine currently serves as a 21st CCLC Education Program Specialist for the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), where she supports (via regular technical assistance and annual trainings), 212 active 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grants, serving approximately 12,790 students across all grade levels, throughout the state of Ohio.  Prior to starting at ODE, Charmaine spent three years in the field of out-of-school time education, beginning in early 2013 – when she has worked for several organizations in the Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio-area.  In various roles (including program supervisor and site coordinator), she was responsible for supporting high school students through impactful mentoring, creating/implementing supportive curriculum towards academic, civic and social-emotional growth and tracking student and family outcome data.  She now proudly uses that experience to ensure students throughout the state of Ohio receive that same level of quality programming.  Charmaine holds a B.A. in Communications: PR from Xavier University (OH) in 2005, an M.B.A. from The University of Phoenix in 2009 and, most recently, her M. Ed. Educational Psychology: Student Learning and Well-Being, from The University of Missouri-Columbia in December 2019.

Including Davis-Bey, 16 individuals have been selected to become WRP Fellows this year. The number of WRP Fellows nationwide has grown to 122 in 49 states since the initiative launched in 2012.

“I am so proud to welcome 16 more leaders to this outstanding program,” said former U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley. “It is so important for young people to have access to high-quality academic enrichment opportunities during afterschool hours and in the summer – and we need policy leaders who can make that happen.”

Over the course of a year, WRP Fellows study an intensive policy curriculum, learn from policy experts and benefit from national networking opportunities. This will include working with the Afterschool Alliance, a national advocacy organization, as well as the Mott Foundation’s 50-state afterschool network.

WRP Fellows are expected to complete the program with newfound expertise to help inform and advocate policies that support afterschool and summer learning opportunities for children across the country. They put these new skills to use by developing and implementing afterschool-related policy projects in their home states.

“Students who attend afterschool and summer programs are better prepared for work and life. They attend school more, make gains in reading and math, improve their grades and have higher graduation rates,” said Cathy Stevens, director of the White-Riley-Peterson Policy Fellowship.

According to the national Afterschool Alliance, over 10 million children in America participate in afterschool programs, but more than 19 million additional children would participate if programs were available.

The 2019-2020 WRP Policy Fellows are:

  • Anna Almerico, Network Lead, Idaho Out-of-School Network (Boise, Idaho)
  • Benjamin Baird, Spokane County Program Quality Manager, School’s Out Washington (Spokane, Washington)
  • Brent Balog, Community Liaison & Outreach Coordinator, Clackamas Workforce Partnership (Portland, Oregon)
  • Tiyana Brown, Charlotte NEXT Director, MeckEd (Charlotte, North Carolina)
  • Charmaine Davis-Bey, 21st CCLC Education Program Specialist, Ohio Department of Education (Columbus, Ohio)
  • Robert Dorigo Jones, Policy and Outreach Associate, Michigan’s Children (Lansing, Michigan)
  • Kate Foster, Program Coordinator, Wyoming Afterschool Alliance (Laramie, Wyoming)
  • Tyneisha Gibbs, Director of Expanded Learning Opportunities, NJSACC (Westfield, New Jersey)
  • Brandon Hutton, Research Project Coordinator, Kansas Enrichment Network (Lawrence, Kansas)
  • Jeff McConaughy, Director of Policy and Communications, New Mexico Out-of-School Time Network (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
  • Heather May, AmeriCorps VISTA, Maryland Out of School Time Network (Baltimore, Maryland)
  • Kate-Marie Roycroft, Director of Public Policy, The Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • Rev. John Unger II, West Virginia State Senator and President of GRaCE Company (Charleston, West Virginia)
  • Zong Vang, Strategy Manager Policy and Network Evaluation, Ignite Afterschool with Sprockets (St. Paul, Minnesota)
  • Shawna Viola, Research and Evaluation Specialist, Connecticut After School Network (Branford, Connecticut)
  • Heather Williams, Program Director, Policy and Outreach, California AfterSchool Network (Sacramento, California)

The WRP Policy Fellowship is named for Riley and for William S. White, chairman of the board of trustees of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, and for Terry Peterson, national board chair of the Afterschool Alliance and senior fellow at the Riley Institute and the College of Charleston.

For more information, contact Cathy Stevens at 864-294-3265 or cathy.stevens@furman.edu.


About the Riley Institute at Furman University

Furman University’s Richard W. Riley Institute broadens student and community perspectives about issues critical to South Carolina’s progress. It builds and engages present and future leaders, creates and shares data-supported information about the state’s core challenges, and links the leadership body to sustainable solutions. It is committed to nonpartisanship in all it does and to a rhetoric-free, facts-based approach to change. Learn more at riley.furman.edu.

About the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Established in 1926 in Flint, Michigan, by an automotive pioneer, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation is a private philanthropy committed to supporting projects that promote a just, equitable and sustainable society. It supports nonprofit programs throughout the United States and abroad. Grantmaking is focused in four categories: Civil Society, Education, Environment and Flint Area. In addition to Flint, offices are located in metropolitan Detroit, Johannesburg and London. With year-end assets of approximately $3 billion in 2018, the Foundation made 358 grants totaling more than $132 million. For more information, visit www.mott.org.

To see the official Furman University press release online, please click HERE.