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CCLC 21st Century Community Learning Center LOI (Letter of Intent)

CCLC 21st Century Community Learning Center LOI (Letter of Intent)

Intent for possible funding 

The Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GADC) has written Letter of Intent to Apply for

FY 2013 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grant funds. The GADC will work together with Englewood-Gresham network office from the Chicago Public Schools. The GADC Director of Education Tenisha Jones will oversee implementation of the 21st century program and manage the relationships between the schools (listed below) CBO, programmatic partners, and the Chicago Public schools. Please contact her with any questions in regards to 21st CCLC at 773-483-3487 or

Partnering schools

-        Clara Barton  Elementary – 7650 S. Wolcott Ave, Chicago, IL 60620
-        773-535-3260
-        Principal: Frank L. Gettridge
-        Assistant Principal: Angela J. Higginbotham

21st CCLC summary

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Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, authorizes the establishment of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program (21st CCLC). The purpose of the program is to provide opportunities for communities to establish or expand activities in community learning centers that:

• Provide academic and enrichment opportunities for children in grades pre-kindergarten through 12 (Pk-12), particularly those students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools, to meet State and local student academic achievement standards in core academic subjects. Core Academic Subjects: include English, reading or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history, and geography;

• Offer academic, artistic, and cultural enrichment opportunities to students and their families. Student activities must be provided during non-school hours (before or after school) or periods when school is not in session (including holidays, weekends, or summer recess). Family activities, however, are not restricted to non-school hours and may take place at any time;

• Offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic programs of participating students. Activities may include youth development activities, drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, art, music, and recreation programs, technology education programs, and character education programs; and offer literacy and related educational services to the families of participating children


To foster and promote revitalization of the community by designing and implementing programs that improve the community’s economic viability; increase availability of quality housing to people of different income levels, while maintaining and improving existing affordable housing; and enhance delivery of social services, particularly to senior citizens.

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