This is an OFFICIAL Ohio Department of Education eNewsletter for 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grantees and those interested education. It is intended to share news and information to increase success for students attending a CCLC program in Ohio. By using and accessing this newsletter, you agree to comply with our terms and conditions. All posting of comments on this page are at the discretion of the page administrators. Thank you for being respectful.
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The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program is authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The purpose of this important program is to create community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools; to meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects; to offer students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and to offer literacy and other resources to the families of participating children.
The Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Improvement and Innovation 21st CCLC Grant supports out-of-school programs by partnering with schools and community-based organizations to close achievement gaps. These programs provide opportunities for student reading and math achievement, positive youth development, parent and family engagement and community supports.
Ohio’s vision is that all children, regardless of ethnicity, income, disability or where they live, will achieve academic success. To the extent possible, all grant criteria and grant awards will be considered based on this premise.