Nita M. Lowey - 21st Century Community Learning Centers

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

21st Century Community Learning Center Resources


The Nita M. Lowey Arkansas 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Application for March 1, 2022, through May 1, 2022 has closed.


Smiling children at a learning center

(Webpage updated on May 3, 2022)

For more information, please contact:

Wendy Wilson, Program Manager
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Public School Accountability
Four Capitol Mall, Box 26
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-3442
Fax: 501-682-5136
Email: Wendy.Wilson@ade.arkansas.gov

Mike Vincent, Program Coordinator
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Public School Accountability
Four Capitol Mall, Slot 26
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-1032
Fax: 501-682-5136
Email: Mike.Vincent@ade.arkansas.gov

Beonica WilliamsProgram Quality Advisor
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Public School Accountability
Four Capitol Mall, Box 26
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone:  501-683-1029
Fax:  501-682-5136
Email:  beonica.williams@ade.arkansas.gov

Brihana Crutchfield, Fiscal Support
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Public School Accountability
Four Capitol Mall, Box 26
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone:  501-682-4423
Fax:  501-682-5136
Email: brihana.crutchfield@ade.arkansas.gov