21st Century Community Learning Centers (CLC)
The purpose of the program is to create community learning centers that provide students with academic enrichment opportunities, as well as additional activities designed to complement their 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), 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 when school is not in session.
Grants are awarded on a five year cycle, with an opportunity to reapply for a 2nd and 3rd cycle. Sites in the School District of Beloit that have been awarded grants and their current cycle are listed below. Most CLC sites provide both before school and afterschool programs. Please contact your child’s school to get information on enrolling your child into the program, as well as program hours.
Cunningham Intermediate – Year 2 – Cycle 1
Gaston Elementary – Year 3 – Cycle 1
Robinson Elementary – Year 4 – Cycle 1
Merrill Elementary – Year 3 – Cycle 2
Todd Elementary – Year 4 – Cycle 3
Fruzen Intermediate – Year 1 – Cycle 1