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


Nita M. Lowey Arkansas 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Application Available (October 6, 2021 through December 3, 2021)

The online grant application window will open for submissions October 6, 2021 through December 3, 2021. Zoom technical support trainings will be provided on the grant guidance on the following dates. Registration is not required.

Grant Application Guidance Technical Support Meetings

For more information about the application, please go to Commissioner's Memo COM-22-055 at https://adecm.ade.arkansas.gov/viewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4689.

Awarded grants from prior 2021-2022 competition are available on the DESE 21st Century Community Learning Centers webpage as a resource.

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(Webpage updated on October 27, 2021)

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

Phyllis FitzpatrickProgram Monitor Advisor 
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Public School Accountability
Four Capitol Mall, Box 26
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone:  501-683-0216
Fax:  501-682-5136
Email:  Phyllis.fitzpatrick@ade.arkansas.gov
 
James Graham, Fiscal Support Supervisor
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Public School Accountability
Four Capitol Mall, Box 26
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-2282 
Fax: 501-682-5136