| No Child Left Behind – Title IV – Part B - 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC)
Hawaii State Department of Education
Supporting Student Success
The purpose of the program is to establish or expand community learning centers that provide students with academic enrichment opportunities along with activities designed to complement the students’ regular academic program. Community learning centers must also offer families of these students literacy and related educational development. Centers – which can be located in elementary or secondary schools or other similarly accessible facilities – provide a range of high-quality services to support student learning and development, including tutoring and mentoring, homework help, academic enrichment (such as hands-on science or technology programs), and community service opportunities, as well as music, arts, sports and cultural activities. At the same time, centers help working parents by providing a safe environment for students during non-school hours or periods when school is not in session.
Authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the law’s specific purposes are to: (1) provide opportunities for academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students (particularly students in high-poverty areas and those who attend low-performing schools) meet State and local student performance standards in core academic subjects such as reading and mathematics; (2) offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities, such as youth development activities, drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, art, music, and recreation programs, technology education programs, and character education programs, that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students; and (3) offer families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for literacy and related educational development.
Each eligible organization that receives an award may use the funds to carry out a broad array of before- and after-school activities (or activities during other times when school is not in session) that advance student achievement. In the view of the United States Department of Education (ED), local grantees are limited to providing activities within the following list:
Any public or private organization is now eligible to apply for a 21 st CCLC grant. Examples of agencies and organizations now eligible under the 21 st CCLC program include, but are not limited to: non-profit agencies, city or county government agencies, faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education, and for-profit corporations. The statute encourages eligible organizations applying for funds to collaborate with the schools the children attend. The statute also allows a consortium of two or more agencies, organizations or entities to apply.
Organizations do not have to demonstrate prior experience in providing after-school programs to be eligible to apply for a grant. However, in its application to the SEA, an organization that does not have such experience must demonstrate promise of success in providing educational and related activities that will complement and enhance the academic performance, achievement, and positive youth development of the students.
HIDOE is a single SEA-LEA -
21 st CCLC Technical Assistance Documents for 2012-2013
Information for 21 st CCLC Programs, and Parents and Families:
21 st CCLC Program Evaluations and Monitoring Tool Template
The Hawai'i Department of Education Special Programs Management Section and the Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL) collaborate on the development of an evaluation of 21 st CCLC program effectiveness. Each sub-grantee conducts an annual local evaluation of their program and a copy is submitted to HIDOE – Special Programs Management Section and is also used in the state evaluation of 21 st CCLC programs.
Complaint Procedures for 21st CCLC
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