Nebraska 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Nebraska’s 21st CCLCs create an afterschool environment focused on three overarching goals, 1) improving overall student academic success, 2) increasing positive behavior and social interactions, and 3) increasing active and meaningful family and community engagement.
The Nebraska Department of Education administers this federally funded, competitive grant program to establish and support quality expanded learning opportunities when students are not in school.
Nebraska 21st CCLC programs are required to establish and maintain a partnership with at least one community-based organization. Programs are also required to identify a site-level management team that includes the building principal, project director, site supervisor, and others identified by the site. These teams conduct regular meetings and are responsible for shared decision-making, reviewing evaluation data and developing action plans for continuous improvement.