21st Century Community Learning Centers

Beyond the school day support to help Ohio students succeed

REMINDER: FY20 21st CCLC Continuing Updates Webinar Coming Soon


As a friendly reminder, for those awarded in FY18 and FY19, the FY20 Continuing Grantee Updates pre-recorded webinar will be available for review, on the ODE website, on or by Friday, October 4, 2019.

It is required that those in this category please take time to watch once posted.


If there are any questions, please contact your regional consultant directly:

Northeast: charmaine.davis@education.ohio.gov or (614) 387-0460

Northwest: charlotte.jones-ward@education.ohio.gov or (614) 466-8920

Central:  nina.pace@education.ohio.gov or (614) 387-0344

Southeast: charlotte.jones-ward@education.ohio.gov or (614) 466-8920

Southwest:  nina.pace@education.ohio.gov or (614) 387-0344


COSA – Fall 2019 Regional Training Schedule Now Available

It’s that time of year again!  We invite all 21st CCLC grantees to attend the 21st CCLC-sponsored COSA Regional Trainings.   Please see dates and locations below:


Please note:

  • The training is required for 1st year grantees (those awarded for FY20) and strongly recommended for returning grantees (those awarded in FY18 and FY19).
  • Your regional ODE 21st CCLC specialist will be present at the training to deliver important updates from ODE.
  • The training is free however, you must REGISTER on the COSA website: https://www.cosaohio.org/events/.


  • If you have any questions about the trainings and/or registration, please contact Mark Noftz at mnoftz@cosaohio.org or call (216) 318-8307.


We look forward to seeing everyone!



The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center Announces New Website

The Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE), within The College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University announces the new Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center website. The website offers visitors resources for building strong connections between home and school.

This newly designed website offers quick and easy access to essential information and tools offering a comprehensive understanding of how families, schools, and communities can work together to ensure that all children have the opportunity to succeed.

The new website has a clean uncluttered design, modern functionality and enhanced rich content. The focus is on the center’s mission to inspire and equip schools, community organizations, and families to work together by providing useful information and training on high-impact family engagement practices. The new website is located at ohiofamiliesengage.osu.edu.

“John Glenn did not launch into space on his own. He was part of a team of astronauts, engineers, mathematicians, and physicists. Just like a space launch, families, schools and communities need to work together consistently for children’s learning to take off. We want to be fuel for these partnerships from preschool through graduation so that, in the end, teachers, students, and their families will all benefit”, says Dr. Barbara Boone, Director of the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center.

The Center’s interactive website will be updated on a regular basis with new assets, examples from families and schools of family engagement practices, webinars, research reports, and other resources. This site will be a valuable tool for all Ohioans who are committed to working together for the success of each and every child.

The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center
Center on Education and Training for Employment
1900 Kenny Road
Suite 1036
Columbus, OH 43210
P: 614-688-1112
E: OhioSFEC@osu.edu

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.