ACPS is excited to have received more than $892,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Education to provide after-school 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) in Alexandria. The three-year grant promotes equitable educational opportunities for disadvantaged students by supporting tutoring and enrichment activities that complement school day academic programs. In addition to the current funding provided for the division’s existing 21st CCLC program, the LINK Club (Linking Instruction, Nurturing Knowledge), the grant will provide funding for four new 21st CCLC programs.
These new programs include:
- A partnership between Jefferson-Houston PreK-8 IB School and Alexandria Redevelopment Housing Authority (ARHA) that will serve 75 students in grades K-8 who attend Jefferson-Houston and reside in ARHA public housing community.
- A partnership with Community Lodgings, a local non-profit and long-term ACPS partner, that will serve 150 students in grades 1 through 12 who attend George Mason Elementary School, Mount Vernon Community School, George Washington Middle School and T.C. Williams High School, and reside in the Arlandria neighborhood of Alexandria.
- Two additional school-based programs that will take place at Ferdinand T. Day Elementary Schooland Francis C. Hammond Middle School and serve 100 students each. Both of the school-based programs are made possible through a partnership with the Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities who will provide the after school wrap-around support at both schools.
Other 21st CCLC community partners include Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services, Concerned Citizens Network of Alexandria, SCAN of Northern Virginia, the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia and INOVA Health Systems.
We are still enrolling at the below sites. Please download and complete the attached application and return it to the contact for that site.
Contact: Dawud Rawlings
Community Lodgings LINK Club (Full)
Contact: Gwen Spitzhoff
Ferdinand T. Day LINK Club (Full)
Contact: Emily Cheolas
Contact: Tracy Ramey
Contact: Janel Gross