21st Century Community Learning Centers: Providing Quality Afterschool Learning Opportunities for America's Families

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Describes the 21st Century Community Learning Center program, authorized under Title X, Part I, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, to help families and communities keep their children safe and smart. The 21st Century Community Learning Centers, supported by grants from the U.S. Department of Education, enable school districts to fund public schools as community education centers keeping children safe in the after-school hours. They also provide students with access to homework centers and tutors and to cultural enrichment, recreational, and nutritional opportunities. In addition, life-long learning activities are available for community members in a local school setting.
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