21st CCLC

What is the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program (21st CCLC)? 

Under Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, effective FY 2003, the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) are defined as centers which offer academic, artistic, and cultural enrichment opportunities to students and their families when school is not in session.

The primary goal of the 21st CCLC program is to supplement the education of children who attend low performing schools and live in high-poverty areas with academic, artistic and cultural enrichment during out-of-school time hours, so that they may attain the skills necessary to meet state core curriculum content standards. In addition, the centers must offer literacy and other educational services to the families of the participating students.

The after school program in partnership with East Aurora School District, Fox Valley Park District, and West Aurora School District is offered in the following elementary, middle and high schools.

21st Century Community Learning Center School Sites

  • Freeman Elementary School
  • Greenman Elementary School
  • Hall Elementary School
  • Hill Elementary School
  • McCleery Elementary School
  • Nicholson Elementary School
  • Smith Elementary School
  • Herget Middle School
  • Jefferson Middle School
  • Allen Elementary School
  • Beaupre Elementary School
  • Brady Elementary School
  • Gates Elementary School
  • Hermes Elementary School
  • Johnson Elementary School
  • Krug Elementary School
  • Oak Park Elementary School
  • O’Donnell Elementary School
  • Cowherd Middle School
  • Simmons Middle School
  • Waldo Middle School
  • East Aurora High School

For more information on the 21st CCLC programs please contact:
Karen Harkness
Director of Programming
(331) 301-5199
kharkness@cisaurora.org