Delaware Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Afterschool programs provide children and youth with safe, engaging places to try new activities, develop new skills, have fun, and learn.
21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLCs) are federally funded, high quality afterschool and summer programs. They provide students with academic support, enrichment, and school engagement. They complement students' regular academic program.
Federal funds support the development of high quality afterschool and summer programs through a competitive process that prioritizes high poverty areas. All 21st CCLCs must show a partnership between the target school(s) and at least one community- or faith-based organization.
Delaware 21st CCLCs currently support afterschool and summer programs in over 30 elementary, middle, and high schools, serving approximately 3,000 students each year. The funded programs operate afterschool programs and summer programs.
21st CCLC programs provide a broad array of opportunities for students and their families including such things as:
- Academic Supports: hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math, homework help, literacy activities, SAT preparation, tutoring, and more;
- Career Exploration and College Access: college application support, college visits, internships, job shadowing, and more
- Fine Arts: dance, music, theatre, visual arts, and more;
- Health Promotion: counseling and mental health programs, healthy cooking, nutrition education, substance abuse prevention, and more;
- Physical Activity: baseball, basketball, martial arts, soccer, swimming, yoga, and more;
- Youth Development: community service, good decision-making, leadership development, mediation skills, social and emotional learning, violence prevention, and more; and
- Family Engagement: adult education, family events, family literacy, and more.
Schools with 21st CCLCs
o Cape Henlopen o Freire Charter School o Red Clay o Milton ES o A.I. du Pont HS o Great Oaks Charter School o A.I. du Pont MS o Capital o Highlands ES o Central MS o Indian River o Richey ES o Dover HS o Phillip C. Showell ES o Shortlidge Academy o East Dover ES o William Henry MS o Kuumba Academy Charter Sch o Seaford o Blades ES o Charter School of New Castle o Lake Forest o Frederick Douglass ES o Lake Forest South ES o Seaford Central ES o Christina o Seaford MS o Glasgow HS o Milford o West Seaford ES o Castle Hills ES o Milford Central Academy o Eisenberg ES o Milford HS o Woodbridge o Phillis Wheatley ES o Thomas Edison Charter School o Woodbridge MS
21st CCLC State CoordinatorEducation Associate, 21st CCLC and Title I ProgramsDelaware Department of Education35 Commerce Way, Suite 1Dover, DE 19904Telephone: (302) 735-4100
21st CCLC Technical Assistance CoordinatorCenter for Disabilities StudiesUniversity of Delaware461 Wyoming RdNewark, DE 19716Telephone: (302) 831-2053