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Alabama 21st Century

Community Learning Centers

The Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers of Alabama are a vibrant integral component of the Out of School Time (OST) programs of our state.

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About

The Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers of Alabama are a vibrant integral component of the Out of School Time (OST) programs of our state.

The Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Program Center (CCLC) is a U.S. Department of Education program, administered through the states, providing grants to schools, community and faith-based organizations, and youth development agencies, to provide high quality, expanded learning opportunities outside of regular school hours for children in a safe and secure educational environment.

The federal statute governing 21st CCLC programs is part of the 2015 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (formerly the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001). The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) maintained and strengthened the language and requirements of the Title IV, Part B legislation. Thus, preserving support for much needed Out-0f-School programming.

To learn more about this tremendous initiative, you may visit the United States Department of Education website and the Alabama State Department of Education website.

Events and Important Dates

If there is an event you would like to know more information about, please contact us at the link below.

Partners

Meet Our Team

Dr. Jason Bryant

Director, Truman Pierce Institute

Aleysia Alves

Education Specialist

Erika Rucker

21 CCLC Program Director

Rebecca Pines

Education Specialist

Linda Williams

Program Specialist, EZ Reports

Linda Dean

Program Specialist, EZ Reports

Resources

As a service to our programs statewide, reference to various resources and tools are provided via our website. However, please be advised - selection and utilization of all related materials and/or information are at the discretion of each localized program. In accordance with Alabama Code of Ethics legislation, the Alabama 21st Century Community Learning Center's Website (alabama21cclc.org), the Truman Pierce Institute of Auburn University, and the Alabama State Department of Education do not endorse nor recommend the use of a particular proprietary product or material above any other. The use or mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of alabama21cclc.org and its affiliates nor imply our endorsement.

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