The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) serves as a supplementary program to enhance local reform efforts. The program assists students in meeting academic standards in core subjects (math, reading, science, social studies) by providing out-of-school time services to students and their families through community learning centers that offer an array of enrichment activities to complement regular academic programs.
The Texas Education Agency focuses state and federal resources on identifying and replicating proven strategies for dropout prevention and recovery. 21st CCLC provides targeted academic support to address skill gaps and enrich the learning environment for students who are off track and struggling.
Grantees include: LEAs, non-profits, for-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, and city or county government agencies.
171 school districts
1 Institute of Higher Education
Out-of-school time services include: tutoring, remedial education and academic enrichment, expanded library hours, adult literacy, and GED prep classes.
Results from the most recent evaluation of 21st CCLC: Texas 21st Century Community Learning Centers Interim Evaluation Report, March 2013:
- ACE 9th-12th grade participants were associated with higher test scores in Reading/ELA & Mathematics, compared to non-participants.
- ACE 6th-12th grade participants had fewer disciplinary incidents, compared to non-participants.
- ACE 4th-11th grade participants were associated with fewer school day absences.
- ACE participants attending 60 days or more had an increased likelihood of grade promotion, ranging from 18% to 97% with the largest increase in high school.
- FY2013 - $104,440,061
- Cycle 5 (August 1, 2008 - July 31, 2013)
- Cycle 6 (August 1, 2009 - July 31, 2014)
- Cycle 7 (August 1, 2011- July 31, 2016)
- Cycle 1: Inactive (Cycle 1 grantees completed their 5th year of funding on June 30, 2008)
- Cycle 2: Inactive (Cycle 2 grantees completed their 5th year of funding on May 31, 2009)
- Cycle 3: Inactive (Cycle 3 grantees completed their 5th year of funding on August 31, 2009)
- Cycle 4: Inactive (Cycle 4 grantees completed their 5th year of funding on June 30, 2011)
- Cycle 5: Active
- Cycle 6: Active
- Cycle 7: Active
Laws and Rules
Afterschool Centers on Education
ACE HELP DESK HOTLINE
For Program Questions:
21st CCLC State Coordinator: Candace Ferguson
512.463.5619, FAX: 512.463.6782
For Data Questions:
Program Specialist: Liza Lorenzi
512.463.9762, FAX: 512.463.6782
For Fiscal Questions:
Grant Specialist: Sarah Averill
512.463.6905, FAX: 512.936.6375