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New Jersey 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Soaring Beyond Expectations, Aferschool Programs

New Jersey Department of Education Office of Student Support Services 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program and Out-of-School Time Resources
New Jersey 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Soaring Beyond Expectations, Aferschool Programs

Project Director: Cynthia Angelo          
2 North High Street
Millville, NJ 08332
Phone: 856-459-1700
Fax: 856-459-4099

County: Cumberland

Servicing School District: Vineland, Millville, Bridgeton

CLC Sites: Bridgeton, Millville, Port Norris and Vineland

Partners: Bridgeton Public Schools; Millville School District; Commercial Township School District; Vineland Public Schools; Cumberland County College’s Literacy Institute (in partnerships with Literacy Volunteers of American); Young Audience of NJ (in partnership with Millville Development Corporation and Riverfront Center for the Arts); South Jersey Youth Alliance; Garden Health Education Center (in partnership with South Jersey Healthcare Systems); Tri-County Community Action Partnership; Rutgers Cooperative Extension – Cumberland County 4-H Youth Development Program; Young Audiences of  NJ; Boys and Girls Club of Vineland; SODAT, SouthWest Council, Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office ~Community Justice Program; Cumberland County Youth Services and Juvenile Justice Commission.

Serving Grade Level: 5-8

No. of Students to be Served: 220

No. of Adults to be Served: 140

Times of Services: Afterschool: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Summer: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Based on a shared vision, the Cumberland Empowerment Zone Corporation (CEZC), and four local school districts (Bridgeton, Millville, Commercial and Vineland) collaborate with numerous local and state agencies, to establish quality 21st CCLC after school programs within each school district. The programs will support the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, link enrichment activities to learning, support the stability and self-sufficiency of families, support character education and address essential developmental assets necessary to protect at-risk students. Activities will include remedial education and homework assistance, expanded recreation, mentoring, parental involvement activities, arts enrichment, family literacy, and career development.