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21st Century Learning Communities

21st Century Learning Communities

A&O conducts local evaluations for 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC), a federally-funded program supporting high quality learning centers for Kindergarten through Grade 12 students. It features partnerships with school districts and community based youth development agencies.  The programs target students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. Tutoring, academic enrichment and a broad array of youth development opportunities are offered to complement the school’s regular academic program.

In addition, literacy and other educational services are offered to families of students participating in the program. Evaluation activities include systematic observations at all sites, analysis of student academic data provided by the school district as well as survey completed by the students themselves.  A&O has worked with large multi-site school districts as well as smaller community agency sites.