Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program is authorized under Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. The program provides federal funding for the establishment of community learning centers that provide academic, artistic and cultural enrichment opportunities for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools, in order to meet state and local standards in core academic subjects such as reading, math and science. This program is also intended to offer students a broad array of activities and to include families and the community in the educational process.
To increase academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students, particularly students who attend low-performing schools, to meet the challenging State academic standards;
To offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities, such as youth development activities, service learning, nutrition and health education, drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, arts, music, physical fitness and wellness programs, technology education programs, financial literacy programs, environmental literacy programs, mathematics, science, career and technical programs, internship or apprenticeship programs, and other ties to an in-demand industry sector or occupation for high school students that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students; and
To offer families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children’s education, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development.
HOW DO I ENROLL MY CHILD?
HOW TO START
To enroll your child in our programs, it's simple and easy. Scan the appropriate QR code with your QR scanner on your phone. Once scanned, completely fill out the application and hit "Submit/Send." That's it!!!
PLEASE NOTE: THESE PROGRAMS ARE DEDICATED TO STUDENTS OF OUR PARTNER SCHOOLS ONLY.
William H. Horton Elementary Luis Muñoz Marin Elementary
Need assistance? Call ASPIRA AT 973-484-7554
AFTER SCHOOL SITES (DURING SCHOOL YEAR)
291 N 7th St, Newark, NJ 07107
SUMMER PROGRAM SITES (AFTER SCHOOL YEAR)
Elliot Street Elementary School
721 Summer Ave, Newark, NJ 07104
Phone: (973) 268-536
ASPIRA Contact: Soledad "Maggie" Aguilar
McKinley Elementary School
1 Colonnade Pl, Newark, NJ 07104
Phone: (973) 268-5270
ASPIRA Contact: Larry Sullivan
Fourth School Site TBD Soon
SOLEDAD "MAGGIE" AGUILAR
Program Manager & Supervisor
ASPIRA Inc., of New Jersey
Jennifer Laracuente Rodriguez
Dr. William M. Horton Elementary (K-8)
Luis Muñoz Marín Elementary School (K-8)