About Us

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) program is the only federal funding source dedicated to supporting afterschool and local summer learning programs through the US Department of Education. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, now known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), updated and reauthorized the 21st CCLC program in December 2015. Each state receives funds based on its share of Title I funding for low-income students. Grants support afterschool and summer learning programs that provide the following services to students attending high-poverty, low-performing schools:

  • Academic enrichment activities that can help students meet state and local achievement standards.
  • A broad array of additional services designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program, such as: drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, art, music, and recreation programs, technology education programs, and character education programs.
  • Literacy and related educational development services to the families of children who are served in the program.

The services and programs provided by the New York State 21st Community Learning Centers are a collaborative effort among five primary entities: The New York State Education Department, The New York City Technical Assistance Resource Center (part of the New York City Department of Education), The Rest of State Technical Assistance Resource Center (part of Ulster BOCES), the State Evaluator (Measurement Incorporated) and 21st CCLC funded Grantees throughout the state.

Responsibilities
  • Manage statewide competition for 21st CCLC funding
  • Provide fiscal and programmatic oversight
  • Oversee 21st CCLC Technical Assistance Resource Center
  • Provide technical assistance to grantees
  • Oversee and conduct monitoring of grantees
Staff
  • Elizabeth Whipple Associate
  • Raffaele Iorio Office of Student Support Services
  • Carri Manchester Office of Student Support Services
  • Grant Miller Associate in Education Planning and Evaluation
Responsibilities
  • Support all 21st CCLC grantees in NYC
  • Provide professional development to grantees
  • Provide on-site technical assistance
  • Conduct grantee monitoring visits on behalf of NYSED
  • Develop 21st CCLC Newsletter in coordination with Rest of State RC
  • Provide web-based resources for NYS 21st CCLC Website
  • Ensure grantee submission of the Annual Performance Report
  • Ensure grantee completion Quality Self- Assessment (QSA) Tool twice a year
  • Collaborate with NYSED, Statewide Evaluator, and ROS Resource Center
Staff
Responsibilities
  • Support all Rest of State grantees
  • Provide professional development to grantees
  • Provide on-site technical assistance
  • Develop 21st CCLC Newsletter in coordination with New York City RC
  • Maintain and update New York State (NYS) 21st CCLC Website
  • Ensure grantee submission of the Annual Performance Report
  • Ensure grantee completion Quality Self- Assessment (QSA) Tool twice a year
  • Collaborate with NYSED, Statewide Evaluator, and NYC Resource Center
Staff
Responsibilities
  • Measure the extent to which NYSED achieves its management objectives of the 21st CCLC program
  • Evaluate the quality and effectiveness of the statewide Resource Centers
  • Conduct field analysis through periodic site visits to grantees
  • Work cooperatively with local evaluators to collect statewide data
  • Provide programmatic and evaluative recommendations and support to the resource centers, grantees and NYSED
Staff