21st Century Community Learning Centers

Beyond the school day support to help Ohio students succeed

ServeOhio Project Grants Available!


ServeOhio is pleased to announce the availability of grants to support community service projects organized for ServeOhio Day on June 21, 2019. The first annual ServeOhio Day will encourage and promote youth volunteer engagement while school is out for the summer. ServeOhio Day coincides with the summer solstice – the day with the longest period of daylight in the year – providing the most ample opportunity to volunteer annually.

Grant awards will be in the range of $500 – $1,000. Depending on amounts requested, an estimated ten to twenty grants will be awarded.

How can the funding be used?

The grants support projects that create or improve community assets or infrastructure such as parks, schools, senior centers, community gardens or low-income homes through youth volunteer engagement. Funds may be used for:

  • Supplies/materials
  • Volunteer Support

Who is eligible to apply?

Non-profit and public organizations in Ohio including, but not limited to, volunteer centers, school districts, community colleges, universities, and local governments are eligible to apply.

For the application and instructions, visit the ServeOhio Website.

The application deadline is Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM.  ServeOhio looks forward to receiving your application.

Additional Resources

Youth Service America has a variety of project ideas and tool kits to help you plan your youth service project. Check out their resources here.


Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week (April 22 – 26)


Today officially kicks off Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week – April 22 – 26, 2019!

The National Afterschool Association (NAA) has developed a toolkit, along with ideas and inspirations – to help show appreciation to those who work in the afterschool field.


To Ohio’s 21st CCLC grantees: we thank you for your dedication and the impact made in the lives of our youth, our families and the community at large!


21st CCLC Program Shares – April 2019

Kudos to Circleville City Schools (Central Region) and Wood County ESC (Northwest Region) for the work they are doing within their schools/organizations, and the impact they are having on their students and in their communities!

Please see the 1st 2 highlights on our Program Shares pages for more information, on happenings during the month of February: 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!



21st CCLC – FY19 Timeline Updates (COSA Regional Trainings – 3rd Session)

Greetings 21st CCLC Grantees:

The 21st CCLC FY19 Timeline has been updated to include further information on the 3rd and final session of COSA Regional Trainings, for this year.  If you plan to attend for your region, please review the attached timeline for the meeting information, including registration links:

FY19 Timeline – as of 4.5.19 (FINAL)

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

21st CCLC – Contact Us




The White House Releases Resource Guide for Schools to Prevent Illicit Drug Use


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Monday, March 25, 2019

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White House Releases Resource Guide for Schools to Prevent Illicit Drug Use

Washington, D.C. – Today, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) released the Administration’s school resource guide for teachers, administrators and staff to help educate and protect students from substance abuse.

“Getting through to students about the dangers of drug use before it’s too late can make all the difference for millions of young Americans and their families. Helping educators identify warning signs at school, teaching our children about the negative effects of drug use, and getting students struggling with substance abuse the help they need are all critical to reversing the addiction crisis for the next generation,” ONDCP Director Jim Carroll said.

The School Resource Guide can be accessed here.

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy works to build a stronger, healthier, drug-free society today and in the years to come by leading and coordinating the development, implementation, and assessment of United States drug policy. The Office also administers two grant programs: High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas and Drug-Free Communities.

White House Office of National Drug Control Policy | WhiteHouse.gov/ONDCP | @ONDCP



FINAL FY20 21st CCLC Continuation Plan Training – Details

Greetings 21st CCLC Grantees,

Today (April 2nd), the Office of Improvement and Innovation is holding its FINAL FY20 Continuation Plan Training, starting at 10:00 am.  If you need to attend, please find details below:

In preparation for today’s training, to be held at Zane State College/Ohio University Zanesville, please see below for the building and room location.

Building Name: Campus Center

Room Location: Room 432 (Main Floor)

Also please find directions to the venue, along with the Campus Center Building Map. Our office has been advised that there will be directional signage for additional assistance as well.

Zane State Directions to Campus and Campus Center Building

Please contact our office if you have additional questions – thank you!