21st Century Community Learning Centers

Beyond the school day support to help Ohio students succeed

Important Notice: FY20 21st CCLC Funding Application Open Date DELAYED

Per the Announcements area on the CCIP Home Page:

The FY20 – 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) funding application open date has been delayed from February 4, 2019 to February 11, 2019.

Please make note and be prepared to begin and submit your NEW application and/or Continuation Plans between February 11, 2019 – April 26, 2019.

Questions: Contact Assistant Director Shannon Teague at Shannon.Teague@education.ohio.gov or by calling (614) 466-2517.

U.S. Department of Education Announces Creation of English Learner Family Toolkit

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) are pleased to announce the first two chapters of the English Learner Family Toolkit. 


The toolkit provides information, tips, and resources that EL families may need as they prepare to enroll their children in public schools across the United States. The chapters are designed to assist families with navigating the U.S. school system by providing helpful questions they might ask teachers and school staff.

The topics include:

  1. Enrolling Your Child in School
  2. Attending Schools in the United States

The subsequent chapters that will follow:

  1. Obtaining Services for English Learners
  2. Finding Additional Services for Your Child
  3. Keeping Your Child Safe and Healthy in School
  4. Helping Your Child with Schoolwork at Home

Each topic covered in the English Learner Family Toolkit is divided into 5 parts: (1) General Information, (2) Family and Student Rights. (3) Questions to Ask School Staff, (4) Tips, and (5) Resources. All resources in the Toolkit are available online for free.

For more information please visit the OELA’s home page.

The Toolkit does not encompass all resources about services for English learners, but does offer a sampling. For the reader’s convenience, the toolkit is free and accessible online.

As part of the U.S. Department of Education’s mission, OELA provides national leadership to help ensure that English learners and immigrant students attain English language proficiency and achieve rigorous academic standards, identify major issues affecting the education of English learners, and support state and local systemic reform efforts to improve English learners’ achievement.

OAN’s Statewide Conference for After-school & Summer Learning Professionals

oan best foot forward

It’s back and it’s absolutely better than ever!

This year, OAN celebrates their 15-year anniversary and you are invited to be a part of the celebration at their biggest conference yet!  Scroll down or check out the QUICK LINKS for more information:

  • Quick link to the registration page HERE
  • Conference registration price points, including information on Early Bird Registration (deal ends December 15th!) HERE
  • Conference keynote Creating Connections That Count (Ohio Approval Pending) Ty Sells from Youth to Youth International HERE
  • Conference sessions – titles with links to descriptions and presenters and Ohio Approval status HERE
  • Lights, Camera, After-school! Youth Video Competition
  • Sponsorship Information, including benefits, cost and payment information HERE
  • Tentative Conference Schedule HERE
  • 15th Anniversary Networking Event HERE
  • Hotel Accommodations (deal ends 1/30/19!) HERE


For assistance with registration or payment, or to become a sponsor or a vendor, contact Nichelle Shaskus at nichelle@OANOhio.org

21st CCLC – FY19 Timeline Updates (COSA Regional Trainings – SE Region Update)

Greetings 21st CCLC Grantees:

The 21st CCLC FY19 Timeline has been updated to include an update with the upcoming COSA Regional Training in the SE Region.  Please review the attached timeline for all COSA regional training information, including registration links:

FY19 Timeline – as of 1.25.19 (FINAL)

For future reference, you can also find the timeline on our Contact Us page:

21st CCLC – Contact Us




Sustainability Planning Resources Available

Please find sustainability resources available, under the Program Monitoring page:


For more information on how to create/enhance your 21st CCLC program, please fell free to visit the You for Youth (Y4Y) website – online professional learning and technical assistance for all 21st CCLC programs.  Use the following link to search for additional resources related to sustainability, being a new grantee, data collection, etc.:





21st CCLC – FY19 Timeline Updates (COSA Regional Trainings – 2nd Session)

Greetings 21st CCLC Grantees:

The 21st CCLC FY19 Timeline has been updated to include further information on the 2nd session of COSA Regional Trainings.  If you plan to attend for your region, please review the attached timeline for the meeting information, including registration links:

FY19 Timeline – as of 1.8.19 (FINAL)

For future reference, you can also find the timeline on our Contact Us page:

21st CCLC – Contact Us




21st CCLC Program Shares – December 2018

Kudos to Omega Community Development Corporation (Southwest Region), Community Action Council of Portage County, Canton City Schools (both of Northeast Region) and Center of Hope (Northwest Region) for the work they are doing within their schools, and the impact they are having on their students and in their communities!

Please see the 1st four highlights on our Program Shares pages for more information, on happenings during the month of December: 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:

Many thanks to our 21st CCLC programs, for their tireless efforts and hard work – in supporting Ohio’s youth and their families!



ServeOhio Seeking Volunteer Nominations

Nominate a Volunteer for the 2019 ServeOhio Awards!

ServeOhio is seeking nominations for the 2019 ServeOhio Awards. The Awards will recognize a volunteer, service group, corporate group, or volunteer initiative in each of the 5 regions of the state.

Nominators can choose to submit a nomination for an adult volunteer, youth volunteer, community volunteer group, corporate volunteer group, volunteer initiative, or national day of service project.  Nominations for national service programs (AmeriCorps, Senior Corps) will not be accepted.  Nominations will be grouped and reviewed based on the geographic region of the state where the volunteer served.  One award will be given in each region of the state.  Self-nominations will be accepted and nominators are encouraged to submit multiple nominations.

A cash award of $1,000 will be issued to support the organization which benefited from the recipient’s service.  The awards will be presented during National Volunteer Week, April 7 – 13, 2019, at the organization which benefited from the recipient’s service.  Recipients must be present to accept their award. The nomination deadline is January 31, 2019.

Nominate a volunteer today!